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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Foto Story Friday #83--Battery testers wanted?

First off I was so excited that Cecily asked me to co-host Photo Story Friday with her. I did fret about the pictures/story I would tell today, then I threw caution to the frigid wind and chose this zapping tale:
How many of you get a sudden urge to test a 9-volt battery? Come on, I know you tried it as a kid..... everyone did! Back in October, we had some bran-new 9-volts sitting on the table just asking for testing..........
The first victim, er tester:
Scott thought he might want to give it a try, Dad assured him it wouldn't hurt........... but he was not to be convinced not even with a huge cookie as a reward.
He just chose the cookie! Smart boy.
Age is not necessarily wisdom. Cody doubled up the 9-volts for a better test, er shock! :)

Robby also wanted the double test. Such good test dummies we have!
Well rewarded!

No harm was done to them in the testing of these batteries.... in fact last week Robby willingly and without provocation tested a 9-volt that was sitting on the counter.



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29 comments:

Ryanne said...

You have some silly kids...not at all surprised at who did the test and who wouldn't even think about it! I remember when Brandon used to get us to do that. I have no idea how many times I was stupid enough to do it...and well...you too for that matter! Great pictures to go right along with it! Yay you!

Ryanne said...

Oh, and you need to change an age on your thing cause you now have a church dance aged girl IN THE HOUSE!!! hehehehe! Just what you need!

Honey Mommy said...

I hope my husband never decides to show my boys this one! They would probably end up biting the batteries or something!

Emily said...

I am still too scared it's going to hurt to do that experiment! :)

scrappysue said...

that's so funny - lovin' those cookies too!

Cecily R said...

I haven't done that in forever! Now I'm tempted to go buy some 9 volts to show my kids!

Thanks for co-hosting Carrie! This was perfect!!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Glad to know they are Ok! Looks like fun!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Hahahaha! Such good memories! I remember doing this all the time.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Now I totally want a HUGE chocolate chip cookie. haha!

Angela said...

My kids know that mom insists on using the multimeter! Comes with being an engineer. ;-)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ How funny!!! :)

cat said...

Oh I remember my uncle doing it!

Pam Emmons said...

That's hilarious. I remember doing that as a kid, and I'm pretty sure my husband has done it recently!

Raise Them Up said...

Lol! My brother once made a "gift" by wrapping a box with foil and adding a pretty bow. The nine volt inside gave the unsuspecting girls in his class a shock when they exclaimed and picked it up off his pile of books.

Of course, he got me too!

kaye said...

Mr. J likes to get kids to do this.

Chris said...

I've stuck more 9 volt batteries to my tongue than I care to admit.

That probably explains a lot, now that I think about it.

Great to se you co-hosting this week!

Chris said...

Of course you know I meant "see"

Robyn said...

At least you have one smart one there:) Though, yes, I can remember doing that myself.

Killlashandra said...

I'd rather test a battery than accidentally test hotwire while working on fencing! I wish someone had offered me a cookie after I electrocuted myself!

Emmy said...

Lol! I totally used to do that. Completely forgot about it.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Now that is good ole' family fun in my book. I remember my dad teaching us that...and i am sure we'll teach our sons!!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

What a great photo story! I do remember testing 9 volts when I was a kid, and I think I only did it once. After that, I always asked my dad to test them. And he did.

Thanks for sharing and for co-hosting!

Mama Zen said...

How funny! I remember doing that when I was a kid!

latree@dandelion said...

hey hey... congratulations for being the co host for this week...!

I HAVE NOT try to do such things. I might will... :D

lisaschaos said...

My son does this all the time. Too funny! I'd take the cookie, but wouldn't test, lol.

clydebird said...

Very electrifying - with lots of ZAP!!! And funny, too. Thanks for a laugh!

Chronicles Of A Mommy said...

This was really funny! ;-)

Straight to Your Hart said...

LOL! Oh, my goodness..that brings up so many memories of childhood. My sister tried to convince me to swallow change because it would double inside and come out as more. Well more did come out but not money..ewww. Sorry that just triggered that memory. Hmmmm human ATM..now that's one for science!

Jaina said...

Those cookies look good. I notice that only the boys are crazy enough to test the batteries ;)