Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 6

Thirteen Things You Might Discover When Raising A Son

1. VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
2. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.
3. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
4. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
5. A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
6. Jelly toast will always fall jelly side down.
7. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
8. Super glue is forever.
9. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
10. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
11. Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
12. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
13. 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

31 comments, add yours here:

DK said...

Love your list! I don't have little boys or girls at my house, just one hubby and 2 rowdy dogs. I definitely will not tell hubby about the Clorox/brake fluid thing cause Mr. Science will feel compelled to try it!
Happy TTing, and stop by my blog any time you're in the neighborhood!

Cheryl said...

Or play dough! One day I couldn't figure out why the tape wouldn't eject and I lifted the door to find play dough smashed into it.

Laughing Muse said...

I remember enough of these gems from growing up. I once baked some of my mom's tole work because I didn't pull it out of the oven before I turned it on (she put her things in the oven, and turned on the oven light, to dry the paint a little faster). I also once mixed Ajax bathroom cleanser and some Bonnie Bell 10-0-6. Some fumes, but more of an immediate reaction - I never would have guessed that that amount of Ajax (about two teaspoonsful) would generate enough foam to fill a bathroom sink. But - hey, whaddayaknow! (whups...)

Barbara H. said...

I have all boys, and I can relate!!

Gabrielle said...

So is it easier to handle a little girl? :) Thanks for stopping by!

Neila said...

I would say a 3-year-old boy's voice is louder than 500 adults! and unfortunately, I've too often experienced the "uh oh" and the toilet flush.

And I always look in the oven - unfortunately, I sometimes forget to look in the toaster before I turn it on. That has gotten me in trouble.

Great list!

ancsweetnsassygal said...

I don't have boys but I can tell you these discoveries apply to nephews too! Thanks for visiting my TT.

Lisa said...

I've got a boy - he's only 4, so he hasn't yet tried the Clorox and brake fluid, but it wouldn't surprise me if that's awaiting me down the road a ways. LOL

One I've learned from personal experience - Snot wiped on a shirtsleeve and left crusted there will reconstitute itself in the wash. EWWWW.

Happy TT!

Christina said...

LOL great list! I'll have to keep all of these things in mind. My first child - a son - is due in just five short weeks!!

tvaddictgurl said...

I have a friend who's having her first baby in less than two weeks and it's a boy. I should give her this list.

Anonymous said...

Good list! Mother Nature gave me two girls, but my SIL (who has 3 boys) can probably relate :-)

Skittles said...

LOL at #13 :)

Sweet Kitty said...

Great list. It made me smile! Especially #2. I don't have children of my own yet, but I have nieces and nephews so I know some of these things...

My list is up, too!

Hugs and happy TT,
Sweet like Kitty
I will exercise for comments!!!

Andrea said...

Oh my I don't even want to know how you found out about 4.

Happy TT. Mine are up.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh you funny girl. you know you made this stuff up! that darling little child would never do any of this stuff..... smiles, bee

Chris said...

With 5YO twin boys, I hear what you're saying... ~:-)


Your lists reminds me of my son when he was a kid too.
My T13 is up too.

Raggedy said...

Great list!
That list brought up some wonderful memories of when my oldest son was a boy.
I loved your list.
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š

GreenEyedGirl said...

Now I am rethinking the whole having kids thing! HaHa!

Sanni said...

LOL - I´m looking forward to every point... Luis is 9 months old =)

My TT is up, too. Please stop by @ Coffee2go - Thanks =)

Miranda said...

Lol..great list...glad I have girls...j/k

ali said...

boys sure are a challenge!!
my son is sooo different from my girls, it's hilarious!

Janet said...

I'm trying #4!!!!

crpitt said...

Lol! thats excellent.
Doctors should hand this out when they tell you that your pregnant!
I would try it if i knew what clorox was!

Claire xx

Daphne said...

Ooooh, that is a good list.
But my Not The Mama says that the other 20% of #13 must be the gay ones, cuz he'd never do anything like that!!!
We are quite intrigued by #4, however....

this was a very fun TT!
Our 19th one is up at
Purrchance To Dream

Meow for now,

Barbara said...

Having raised a son, and have 4 grandsons, I love this TT! My son tried 'cleaning out his diaper' once by himself. My husband just happened to go in and catch the diaper before it got down the toilet!

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Mike said...

Your son should do quite well in chemistry when he gets older :) Happy TT.

Susan said...

This is a riot.. tho perhaps not on your end... your writing about it gives me hope that you are perhaps already getting some perspective on some of these trials! I can't imagine how anyone ever figured out #4 - personally I don't go around testing types of friction on hairsprayed items in the world :) Thanks for the huge chuckles! Happy TT :)

Starrlight said...

LOL to 13! My ex did that!

Sunflower said...

oh, I wish I could have a son:-)

Happy TT.

I will Exercise for Comments!

Incog & Nito said...

Lovely list. You will be able to continue this list for many years!! Happy T13