Thursday, August 12, 2010

Electric Lint Removers

I'm actually on time this week and figured I'd post a response to MamaKat's Writer's Workshop.  If you have some time, check it out.  It's fun.  Anyways, here's the prompt....

4.) The craziest reason I ever got in trouble as a child.

Now I don't know that I ever actually got into trouble for this, or that my little sister even remembers this happening, but it's worth sharing.  I am the oldest of three children.  My sister is 4 years younger than me and my brother is a year younger than her.  Growing up, that usually meant I always had someone who went along with whatever I did thinking it was cool.  Now, I wasn't a mean child by any means but I was a curious little kid.  I asked a lot of questions and tried out a lot of things (maybe why I went into science).  Anyways...

It was just after dinner one night and mom was cleaning up the kitchen and dad was helping out and me and the sibs were just lounging around.  I happened to pick up one of those electric lint removers.  You know, they look something like this...
I was curious if it would take off your tastebuds if you held it against your tongue.  It took lint off of clothes after all, and lint looks kind of like tastebuds, right?  I figured that might be a bit painful so I convinced my little sister (who was probably about 3) that she should try it out.  And she did.  And it worked.  Well.

Sorry Kierst.....


  1. Ouch!!! Your poor little sis!! I bet you DID get in trouble for that! :)
    Stopping by from MamaKat's!

  2. Oh no....hilarious! Makes me look back at all the silly things my brother got me to do as the younger, more influential child. Weren't you older siblings supposed to be setting a good example for us? :)

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

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