got boys?

funny list I got in email this morning:

you find out interesting things when you have sons, like:

1) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
2) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3) A 3-year old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. room.
5) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh,” it’s already too late.
8) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9) A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old man says they can only do it in the movies.
10) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old boy.
11) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12) Super glue is forever.
13) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.
14) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15) VCR’s do not eject “PB & J” sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
16) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
20) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.
21) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
22) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24) 80% of women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.
25) 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

truth is…

It’s a long-standing Ingalls-Hazlett (more so Ingalls) tradition to play Win, Lose or Draw at family gatherings. The competition is always women against men. The two teams separate to come up with clues for the opposing team. Inevitably, the men’s clues are a smattering of car parts, guns and military terms, while the women’s clues are peppered with cosmetics, fabrics and literary references.


“shimmer powder”

The most infamous clue ever given (I’ll say circa 1987) was from the women to the men: Truth is stranger than fiction. Needless to say, it’s infamous because of the hornets’ nest that it stirred. The men protested their loss on that round, stating that the phrase was made up, didn’t exist. Of course, everyone knows that arguing with a close-knit group of women just doesn’t work. We took the win, as usual.

What makes the victory even sweeter to me still today is a trailer I happened to see for an upcoming movie called Stranger Than Fiction. It looks like it’s going to be great! Can’t wait to see it! Maybe we’ll make it a family outing…