Mama Diaries

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

UV Inspection

First of all, thanks to everyone for your kind comments from my last post. Still dealing with a lot of difficult things, but just trying to remember that, "This too, shall pass!"

Now for more of my usual light-hearted stuff:

Bubba needed a UV flashlight (AKA black light flashlight).

"What do you need that for?" I asked.

"A science project."

Okay. Strange request. After basically searching the planet, we located one. (Of course he tells me this the night before it's needed.)

"Mama, roll up your sleeve," he said once we got home.

"Why?" I asked.

"I have to check something."

I shook my head and rolled up my sleeve. He turned on the flashlight and shined the light beam on my arm.

"Hmmm," he said.

Then he rolled up his sleeve and shined the beam on his arm. A lot of white particles appeared on his skin.

He nodded. "This shows things the human eye cannot see."

"Yeah?" I asked. "And what is it that you can now see?" 

"That you're clean, and I'm dirty!"

24 comments:

  1. First I wish you well with your problem solving.
    You certainly have a wonderful son who has an answer for everything. Loved the read.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I hope your circumstances are at least a little better than they were last time. I felt badly when I read your reply to my comment and realized that it might have seemed insensitive to you, as if I was proposing simplistic solutions to multiple complex problems and downplaying the scope and severity of the challenges you are currently facing. The thing is, I am not on Facebook, and therefore I have no idea what specifically is going on in your family. If I had known that your situation was that serious, I would have chosen my words more wisely. Forgive me.

    Thanks for the funny Bubba tale. Seems like you have a budding CSI tech in your family. :) I'll never forget the episode of Monk in which he turned on a black light inside a darkened hotel room and discovered that it was splattered wall to wall (and ceiling) with various types of DNA. Monk nearly fainted! :)

    Hang in there and know that I care, Sherry.

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    1. Thank you! You were trying to be helpful, so there's nothing to be sorry about. What is going on is not something I would share on any social media, so no one except my closest friends know. It is serious, but we will get through it. I appreciate your concern and your caring!

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  3. I just knew it the very moment he mentioned black flashlight

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    1. Haha! He shined it on the counters, too, and informed me that I needed to clean them more. :)

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  4. And that surprises him?
    Next he'll want some of those 70's fuzzy black light posters.

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  5. He didn't need a black light just for that? Did he? Yikes.

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  6. LOL What a hoot! After all you went through locating the light, I hope he was to do more with it than that.

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  7. Lol must be very tiny dirt if he needed the blacklight

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  8. Missed your last post, but sending you thoughts of perseverance. <3

    Bahh! I think your kiddo and my youngest would get along just fine.

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  9. *LOL* That flashlight will be handy for you later on when someone claims they're clean, so you can check.

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  10. LOL! Sherry, I sure hope things are calming down for you. There are definitely seasons where we just have to hold on and hope for a little sanity. My finger tips have become SUPER strong in the process. =)

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  11. Sounds like a handy thing to whip out if he tries to claim he doesn't need a bath!

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  12. LOL! He may not have needed a special flashlight for that--LOL! ;)

    I hope things get better for you soon.

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  13. Sorry to hear there's been stress. At least we can count on the kiddos to bring the smiles!

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  14. I guess it's better than not checking. :)

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  15. Bubba has a great imagination and lots of creative science projects. :)

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  16. Hoping those dark clouds pass sooner rather than later.

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  17. This sounds like my kids, always asking for something for school at the last minute. (Bangs head on desk.)

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  18. I love your son! LOL! This is hilarious! Big Hugs!

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  19. Huge hugs to you. Yes, this too shall pass.

    And he really is a cool kid!

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