If you have boys, read for a good laugh!

Real Estate Agent with AHome4Sale
Why boys need parents...

I received this in an e-mail from friend, author unknown. I have three boys and can easily relate.

Interesting things you learn when you have sons, ...
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh', it's already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject 'PB & J' sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin , TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

Comments (19)

Jennifer Hartwick
Crane and Crane Real Estate - Columbia, MO
Very cute!  My only son is the youngest of three, so we are learning a lot of very new things the girls would have never tried.  Now, we are moving to toliet training, not looking forward to that!
Mar 12, 2008 04:24 PM
Doris Barber
Doris Barber - Business Support Specialist - Gaithersburg, MD
Business Support Specialist
I can relate too as I have 3 boys.  Thanks for posting.
Mar 12, 2008 04:37 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va

Jennifer- My youngest of three is our wild child! Enjoy the ride. Thanks for stopping by.

Doris- Mothers of boys work from son up to son down! LOL

Mar 12, 2008 11:34 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Hello Dana "Nurse"  I just thought I would stop by and read some of your posts.  I have 4 children, and two of them are boys.  (they are grown now) but I could relate to your post!  And my girls, which are twins, really were much easier, believe it or not!
Mar 13, 2008 03:39 AM
Tina Farinas
Fusion Real Estate Network, Inc. - Roseville, CA
I definately can relate. I have four boys!!
Mar 14, 2008 05:55 PM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

We currently have 3 boys with twin boys due in the next 1.5 weeks.  The things they do (and say) are almost too funny for words, if it weren't for the hazard factor.  Our 3 y.o. daughter is absolutely nothing like any of the boys.  I can totally relate to the things in this list (especially the toilet flush/uh-oh sounds).


Mar 16, 2008 08:46 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va

Tina- Thanks for stopping by!

Renae- You are my hero! Best of luck to you in the coming weeks.

Mar 17, 2008 12:05 PM
Amy Whiffen
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
REALTOR - Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Loved it! I'm going to forward it to my friends!
Mar 18, 2008 04:42 AM
Kelly Bovi, Charlotte Area Real Estate
NavMak Enterprises, LLC - Charlotte, NC
thanks for the chuckle!
Mar 19, 2008 06:53 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Amy and Kelly glad that you both enjoyed it. Life with children is never dull!
Mar 20, 2008 01:19 AM
Nichole Tigges & Monique Riddle
Century 21 Mike Myers Realty, Inc. - Norwalk, OH

Too cute! My little boy is only 3, but there are numerous points on here that we have already learned. Thanks for the heads up on the playdoh & microwave, didn't know that:)

Mar 20, 2008 10:19 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Dang, I was part of the 80% until you pointed it out that I was about to go try that (LOL)
Also according to my brother-in-law and his brother. Putting gas in the toilet and lighting and then flushing it does not make the fire go away. It actually gets bigger as the oxygen now is coming up from the tank and it actually explodes and does great damage to a bathroom!

Mar 21, 2008 05:13 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Todd- My husband now want to experiment!!
Mar 22, 2008 10:20 PM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
Hmmm!, I tried several of those when I was a boy.  Now, I understand why my mother had to go away to the hospital for awhile.
Mar 25, 2008 03:16 AM
K Frederick
Lagrange, IN

Thanks for the laughs!  I have a son and can relate.  My mother in law (who qualifies for sainthood) raised  six boys and could write an entire book on this subject.  Quite possibly with sequels.

Mar 25, 2008 08:06 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va

Erby- Somehow, I believe you!

Karen Your mother definitely qualifies for sainthood, and then some!

Mar 26, 2008 11:13 PM
Brittanie Monroe
Long and Foster REALTORS - Irvington, VA
Northern Neck Real Estate
This is very cute. It's scary to think about what I might have ahead of me with my son!
Mar 27, 2008 01:21 AM
Kim Dean
www.GoSimplyTexas.com - McKinney, TX
Simply Texas Real Estate - Broker/Owner
Love this! I have two boys and the list above does not surprise me. Thanks for the laugh!
Mar 27, 2008 04:02 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Brittanie and Kim thanks for stopping by! Remember mom works from son up to son down.
Mar 30, 2008 11:28 PM