Sunday, January 28, 2007

I really should know better

The boys were really wound up tonight. At dinner they kept goofing around and poking each other.

I said to Mr. Schmitty, "We really need to get some sort of collars for them."

Mr. Schmitty: "What kind of collars?"

Mrs. Schmitty: "You know, like those dog ones. Except they get a shock every time they touch each other."

I should have kept my mouth shut. I just can't help but give them ammunition, can I? In sync they began poking each other and then stiffening up, crossing their eyes, and making loud buzzing noises. I almost choked on my london broil and wet my pants.

If they ever came out with collars like that, my kids would fry their brains in minutes.


Rootietoot said...

I've wanted those collars for years. My father, a veterinarian, offered to find us some low-voltage ones (I have 4 boys, imagine the static in the air). I think a low-voltage cattleprod would work better, because you would be the one working it, instead of them. Or maybe a pad in their chairs, with a remote button you could hold. The possibilities are endless!

Valerie said...

OMG I almost peed my pants with that one. Your kids are hilarious!!!!