Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Night time chats
Sometimes Larry and I lay awake talking for a while before we go to sleep. I am sure lots of married people do. I just had to share this conversation we had Sunday night. Larry was telling me about how on the radio he had heard about these studies that someone did on how kids don't wake up to smoke detectors. The talk show hosts were talking about how they have these new ones that you can record your own voice to wake the child and this is suppose to be more effective.... They played the recording for an example and it was the mom with an urgent but kind voice saying "Johnny get up Get Up Johnny, get out of the house there is a fire" The Hosts were laughing saying that isn't going to wake up a kid it should be the dad's voice yelling "JOHNNY GET THE HECK OUT OF BED THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!!!" Larry and I laughed and started talking about what we would record to get our kids out of bed (especially one who is a very deep sleeper!) But it eventually got to the subject that our smoke alarms are very sensitive, and go off A LOT! Probably close to 1/3 of the time that I use the oven, so that is a lot at our house!!! (it is not because I am burning thing either!) Anyway we were laughing because then it would be yelling at our kids to get out of bed at dinner time, or our other family joke is when the smoke detector goes off someone always yells dinner is ready! So we thought it would be even funnier if we just set the smoke alarms to yell, "DINNER'S READY!" We kind of laughed at what our neighbors must think when so often our smoke alarm is going off and they hear me call dinner is ready.... They must think I am the worst cook ever!