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.

2 comments:

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!!!!