What Kids Taught Me

A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

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

A 3-year old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

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 20×20 ft. room.

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.

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

When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh”, it’s already too late.

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

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

Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4- year old boy.

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

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  52 comments for “What Kids Taught Me

  1. July 23, 2015 4:10 am at 4:10 am

    My husband can teach you a few things you didn't want to know about common household liquids and smoke, too. mmm…hmm…


    • July 23, 2015 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm

      Bless his heart. Never a dull moment. 🙂

  2. July 23, 2015 4:21 am at 4:21 am

    Lots of great facts. Using a ceiling fan as a bat sounds like something fun to do if you don't value anything else in the house. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a fantastic day.

    • July 23, 2015 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm

      Oh that's the truth Marg. Fun though. 🙂

  3. July 23, 2015 5:31 am at 5:31 am

    I like the toilet one the best lol. Have a great day! xxoxoxo

    • July 23, 2015 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm

      They are all fun aren't they. 🙂

  4. July 23, 2015 5:46 am at 5:46 am

    OMG….I raised two sons….and some of these are mighty familiar! Have a great day!

    • July 23, 2015 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm

      Yep, I can remember some of these too. 🙂

  5. July 23, 2015 5:52 am at 5:52 am

    I was in Walmart yesterday and I heard a 1 year old girl yell and I thought it was jet engine. It heard my ears. It's unbelievable what little kids can do. It scared me.
    Have a beautiful, warm & enjoyable Thursday Sandee. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

    • July 23, 2015 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm

      Kids are very loud. I always tell them to use your inside voice, not the outside one. 🙂

  6. July 23, 2015 5:54 am at 5:54 am

    Now I know why I never turn on my ceiling fan. These are all good but I like the toilet on the best.

    • July 23, 2015 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm

      I've dealt with that one more than I want to talk about. 🙂

  7. July 23, 2015 6:25 am at 6:25 am

    I've had a ceiling fan dilemma thanks to kid #2 and kid #4. 😉
    I've also had to replace a person's window because of a bb gun shot from kid #1 (many years ago).

    • July 23, 2015 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm

      I'm lucky because I didn't have any ceiling fans back in the day. I'm ever so happy about that now. 🙂

  8. July 23, 2015 6:56 am at 6:56 am

    Love these facts! LOL! 🙂

    • July 23, 2015 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm

      And they are far more fun after you've raised the kids. 🙂

  9. July 23, 2015 7:09 am at 7:09 am

    Regarding the last one, you didn't really learn your lesson.

    • July 23, 2015 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm

      This is true. 🙂

  10. July 23, 2015 8:00 am at 8:00 am

    Interesting facts yet very, very true! My neighbour's grandchild can match the 3 year old boy at #3. He is never tired of screaming or shouting!!!

    • July 23, 2015 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

      Oh and they can be so very loud too. 🙂

  11. July 23, 2015 8:02 am at 8:02 am

    they should devise a new unit "kid power" and relate it to "horse Power" to utilize the power meaningfully!
    Have a great day!

    • July 23, 2015 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

      I think you're on to something here. 🙂

  12. July 23, 2015 8:16 am at 8:16 am

    Life is always interesting with a young child in the house!

    • July 23, 2015 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

      Interesting and then some. 🙂

  13. July 23, 2015 8:32 am at 8:32 am

    LOL love em especially the ceiling fan one haha!

    Have a facttastic day Sandee :-h

    • July 23, 2015 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm

      Oh the ceiling fan one is done all the time. 🙂

  14. July 23, 2015 8:58 am at 8:58 am

    Great thoughts and lessons.

    • July 23, 2015 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm

      Yep, and I'm so glad my kids are grown and gone. 🙂

  15. July 23, 2015 9:37 am at 9:37 am

    uh-oh, see a few good ideas there. Brake fluid and Clorox? I would not have thought of that. When Sandy gets upset, I'll tell her I got the idea from you.

    • July 23, 2015 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm

      Oh it's been done more than once, but you can blame it on me if you wish. 🙂

  16. July 23, 2015 10:37 am at 10:37 am

    Some of these I will NOT want MM to see! Haha. He and his brother wrote the book on what not to do as a kid. It's a wonder they survived their antics. Grins…

    Big hugs, honey…

    • July 23, 2015 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm

      I think he's way smarter than that. He isn't isn't he? 🙂

  17. July 23, 2015 11:21 am at 11:21 am

    My husband can wield the plunger like a mad samurai thanks to the skills our children have exhibited with clogging it.

    • July 23, 2015 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm

      Yep, you've got to be quick before the mess gets bigger and bigger. 🙂

  18. July 23, 2015 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm

    Gosh, some of those sound awfully familiar with my husband's family, my family, and raising our girls. It's a wonder all of us survived with our limbs intact.

    • July 23, 2015 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm

      Yep, I can remember many of these happening. Always such a fun time. 🙂

  19. July 23, 2015 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm

    My ceiling fan only hit foul balls. My pet rock was disappointed.

    • July 23, 2015 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm

      Seymour is a hoot, but you already know that. 🙂

  20. July 23, 2015 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm

    Heeheehee! Yep, we had some similar discoveries when mine were younger!

    • July 23, 2015 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm

      Yep, and those are just the things we know about. 🙂

  21. July 23, 2015 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm

    So far as I know my ceiling fan was never used for hitting balls but then you never know what those kids did when I wasn't looking

    • July 23, 2015 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm

      I found out a lot of stuff after my son was in his 30s. 🙂

  22. July 23, 2015 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm

    OH OH OH I have one! If you take a glow stick and microwave it, it will explode. And then when you take it out and accidentally wipe your eye, it will start to burn your eye out! True story. But all was well after much eye washing.

    • July 24, 2015 6:16 am at 6:16 am

      Oh there are millions of child raising stories. Glad yours turned out okay. 🙂

  23. July 24, 2015 4:48 am at 4:48 am

    This is how adults learn stuff. We watch our kids attempt things that have never crossed our minds. This is also why you have your children when you are young, so that you have time to recover from some of these life experiments. Love them. Have a blessed week-end.

    • July 24, 2015 6:17 am at 6:17 am

      This is so true. I doubt that I have the energy to raise kids now. You have a blessed weekend too. 🙂

  24. July 24, 2015 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm

    Hmm. Will have to remember these the next time I'm bored. LOL Sorry I haven't been around much lately, Sandee. 🙁 The past few weeks have been super busy and I've been taking a much-needed blogging break. Will be easing my way back in, however, with a joke this coming Sunday. 🙂

    • July 24, 2015 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm

      I've missed you and I'm happy things are good for you. Busy is good, as long as everything is okay. See you Sunday. 🙂

  25. July 24, 2015 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm

    Ceiling fans have many uses!

    • July 24, 2015 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm

      Yes they do and some of them are downright scary. 🙂

  26. July 28, 2015 4:33 am at 4:33 am

    Yes…. when you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

    • July 28, 2015 8:35 am at 8:35 am

      Yes it is. Been there and done that. 🙂

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