Mama Diaries

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rechargeable Pet Rock


The other day, as I was typing at my computer, my eleven-year-old son came up behind me. He stooped down in front of the hard drive and plugged something in to one of the ports.

I stopped typing, and looked. "Dude, what the heck is that?"

He grinned. "That is my pet rock, and it's getting a sun tan."

What?

I took a closer look. It was indeed a rock. And it had a cable attached to it, that plugged into a computer. "Are you kidding?" I asked. "Did you make that?"

He laughed. "No, Mama. That's the way it came. It's my birthday present from Uncle R."

Uncle R. The other goofball in the family.

I shook my head. "What is the point of the cable? Does it do anything?"

"Of course it does, Mama. When the pet rock naps, it recharges. Even rocks have to recharge once in a while!"

Of course.




Now, for something a little different:  A couple of days ago, Jacquelineand, one of my blog followers, had a question. She wanted to know what Bubba would do with three uninhabited Earths. My boy has a wild imagination, so I figured his answer would be good. When he came home from school, I posed the question. Without missing a beat, he said. "Since the planets are uninhabited, I would mine them for their natural resources. Then I'd come back to this Earth, and sell them. That would make me a trillionaire."

I'm telling you, the kid is a genius!

If you have any burning questions for Bubba, please write them in the comment section. I'll see if I can get some answers from him. I'm sure they'll be entertaining.

47 comments:

  1. Rechargeable pet rock - he might be on to a new product there. Because obviously the kid is thinking about money.
    Bubba, what would you do if it snowed five feet?

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    1. I'll give you the answer to that one in my next post.

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  2. haha could bring in a whole new pet rock wave. Hey, that sounds like a great plan.

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    1. Add a little technology and it's a brand new idea.

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  3. A smart answer indeed, what a genius!

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  4. A wonderful post to read Sherry, your son is indeed a genius.
    If I think of a question I will let you know.
    Yvonne

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  5. Sounds like your son has a smart business plan!

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  6. who needs a pet which wastes electricity?

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    1. But I seriously don't think it does. It just has a stupid plug attached to it that does nothing.

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  7. A rechargeable rock! I've never heard of such a thing! I bet my kiddo would dig that haha
    I dig that idea for the uninhabited earths!

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  8. I loved rocks when I was a kid and probably would've liked that rechargeable rock. lol

    Bubba really is a genius. I should ask my nephews that same question and see what kind of nonsense they think up.

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  9. Hmmm... I wonder if he ever stops to wonder why humans don't plug ourselves into a computer to recharge at night! I think you may have a future techie on your hands...

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    1. He's definitely a techie. He takes after his father.

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  10. Brilliant answer; Bubba is going far in life! Thanks Sherry!

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    1. It'll be interesting to see where he ends up in life.

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  11. Your kids is amazing, that's such a good answer! Here's one - where's the best place to take a girl on a date?

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    1. I just read that back and I is ashamed of the grammar :P

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    2. Haha! You really want to get that advice from an eleven-year-old? I'll ask and let you know.

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  12. It's just a pet rock with a USB cable? Does it recharge things? What is this thing?

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    1. It does nothing but look stupid. It doesn't use electricity and doesn't do tricks. It's silly!

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  13. I like his witty answers a always.

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  14. That boy is gonna go far. I probably would have said something like, "That one is my summer home, the middle one is the winter home, and that is the secret one that I hide in during hide and seek."

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    1. You're thinking like a domesticated woman. You have some serious nesting instincts. Bubba - no. He just wants to make money.

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  15. That, Bubba. He definitely can keep himself and you entertained! And he definitely has a business mind!

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    1. Yes, he does. Let's hope he puts it to good use as a adult.

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  16. Sherry... I have to agree with you that Bubba's answers are always entertaining ... gives us all a smile xox ♡

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  17. You have very intelligent kids.
    Pet Rocks were not uncommon when my kids were growing up, but a rechargeable one is neat.
    We do not have to go to an uninhabited Earth. Your boy will prove to be a good business man when he grows up if he does not get into other interests.


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    1. He's very interested in the military. We'll see if he's able to use his business skills there.

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  18. Sherry, your post title is enough to make me so curious. Lol! You've amazing kids, dear! xoxo

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  19. Hehehe! What an unusual pet rock. And yup, Bubba is a genius!

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    1. I couldn't believe such a silly thing had been invented

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  20. very enterprising answer from Bubba. He'll have an amazing future for sure.

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  21. A great idea to make money. Now just need the planets

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    1. Maybe he can build a rocket to go find them.

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  22. I think I've heard of those rocks.

    He can also charge for tours.

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    1. That's a good idea - as long as there's something to see after he mines all the resources.

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    1. Yes. It needs to be energy efficient.

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