Mama Diaries

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Burglar Alarm

My son has been taking an after-school class on forensic science.  I figured that would interest him, since he likes anything having to do with science and making things.

When he came home from school yesterday, he announced that he was going to make a burglar alarm for our house.  "We made one in school, and I know just how to do it."

"Okay," I said.  "Do we have the materials?"

"Yeah.  We need wires, sheet metal, a sensor, and toothpicks."

"Toothpicks?" I asked.  "What are you going to do with those?"

"When the sensor goes off, indicating a burglar, toothpicks will shoot out, right into the intruder's eyeballs!"

Oh.  So, ladies and gentlemen.  You've been warned.  Do not try to burglarize my house, or you will end up with toothpicks in your eyeballs!

23 comments:

  1. That does sound like a painful and unique consequence!

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  2. what the what? What kind of school are you sending him too, Sherry???

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    1. It's the best school in Georgia! They teach third graders how to make burglar alarms. (He'll do Lego robotics in about a month. That should be interesting!)

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  3. Ouch! I shoulda stayed home. So sorry I tried to rob you.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Ask him what will he do for people wearing glasses (-:
    ...back to the drawing board.

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    1. I don't think he thought of that. Maybe he'll create some sort of glasses-removing contraption to go along with the toothpick shooter. ;)

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  5. I love it - none but small boys could come up with such a scheme.

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  6. Loved the read Sherry as always.

    Thanks for your comment,much appreciated, Happy Birthday to your wonderful dog.

    Yvonne.

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    1. You're welcome. Schultz had a splendid birthday!

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  7. Well hey they rob you they deserve it...not to get around the people wearing glasses...I say a hammer to the foot. Now I want to go play Mouse Trap.

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    1. Hammer to the foot is a great idea. I'll mention it to my boy. ;)

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    1. Which will result in an infection. Best not to rob my house!

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  9. Yikes! Don't wake up in the middle of the night and start wandering around in the dark. Don't want you getting an eyeball full of toothpicks!

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    1. Yes. Maybe we should keep our bedroom doors locked so that we don't accidentally sleep walk into a burglar trap!

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  10. Your boy is smart! One can only be amused at a kid's ingenuity. With the toothpicks, it wouldn't be just an alarm, but a weapon against thieves. Although it can be quite dangerous. I'm sure you'd be on his side when he creates his security masterpiece, anyway. Pauletta@Protech Security Systems

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  11. Even a kid knows how important security is. You should be proud of him 'coz you can rely on him, and he can think of ways how to protect the family at that age. Impressive how he was able to come up of back up plans in case your security alarm fails.

    -Troy Brown @ AlphaAlarm

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