Thursday, February 27, 2014

A mother's note to her three little scientists

My friend Liz, the long-suffering mother of three curious (and adorable) little boys, posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I had to share.

[Anyone who is or was the mother of a curious boy will appreciate this.]
Dear Boys,

While I appreciate your enthusiasm for scientific experimentation and laud your quest for empirical knowledge…we need to clarify a few things.

The toilet is not designed to determine whether small rubber animals sink or float. Especially when flushed.

The purpose of a ceiling fan is not to test your reflexes. Unanticipated outcomes are almost guaranteed.

The microwave is not a science lab. One of two things will happen, no matter what you put in there: it will melt or it will explode. Neither outcome will make me happy.

And speaking of microwaves and science labs... ;-)

You're welcome, Liz!


Anonymous said...

Little boys....Oh, little boys...

Though I have to admit, I too would mix shampoo and toothpaste thinking I might discover a replacement fuel for gasoline!!!

Furbo said...

Brilliant ad for Moe's.... and as I have stated publicly before, I definitely was involved in doing animal testing as a youth (and I'm NOT proud of it)...

LizB said...

OK, I have to admit, when I was a kid my best friend and I Binaca Blasted my cat. She was not happy, but it did help that tuna breath....

(Vicky Johnson where are you???)