@hchavers as an older mom who wears heels time to time, I theorize this started by a mom whose heel got stuck in a crack, pitched forward and ended up very bruised and pulled a few back muscles. Not that I did that myself a few years ago, nope, not me.
Sometimes Mom and Dad aren’t just blowing smoke when they tell you not to do something. Like sticking a bobby pin in the electrical outlet. Or peeing on an electrical fence. Those could have been a bit more clearly delineated than the other annoying “Don’t do that!” stuff.
1A. That a small rock, a rubber ball, a tube of toothpaste and your mom’s expensive sewing shears will all hit the cement sidewalk at the same time when dropped off the rear porch of your third story apartment, and the feather duster will take longer to fall, thus proving something about gravity that you saw in an exhibit at the science museum last week.
1B. Expensive sewing shears will not survive the 40 foot drop intact.
1C. The ball will bounce about 15 high.
1D. The toothpaste tube, disappointingly, did not explode.
1E. You’re in deep shit when mom goes looking for her shears …
@mehcuda67 me too!! After feeling electric (thanks uncle), I passed the joy on to my little sis and it became her job to test the 9v’s. For some reason she would do it, until dad caught wind. He decided to teach me how to use his multi meter to test batteries. I think I was around 7 and thus began my love of messing with dads tools…