Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Playin' It Safe

I don't know if you guys remember, or if you even saw the commercial, but I grew up under the instruction of Larry the Lightning Bug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtoQbXzNqkg), who explained that "You Gotta Play It Safe Around Electricity!" I'm not sure Larry would approve of our breakfast area.



Apparently we have a budding electrician in our family. Will spends hours with unused construction outlets, plugging in any appliance he can find and pretending to use it. His collection includes a small crock-pot, a can opener, a battery charger, a pre-lit jack-o-lantern, several fans and vacuum cleaners and three curling irons.

While this looks pretty dangerous, he has been extremely trustworthy and completely understands that he cannot plug anything into the wall. He begs us interminably to plug things in for him, but he will not violate this important rule. However, although the risk of electric shock is low, the risk of tripping and falling is great!

2 comments:

Candice said...

That's hilarious! I was wondering why the crock pot was plugged into an automatic timer, that was plugged into an "extra" socket conveniently located in the drawer handle. :)

Too funny!!

Candice

Paula said...

Kathy,
That's pretty funny. It reminds me of a picture where you are supposed to pick out what is wrong with it or potentially dangerous. Kids are so funny about the things that they are obsessed with (of course it's annoying at times too with your own child).

Paula