We seem to have a problem in our family with how a light switch works.
Now you’d think it was a fairly simple concept, but it obviously isn’t. My kids all attend school, and most of them even do fairly well there. They can all read, write and do math – I think. Some how though their education hasn’t included learning the up and down motion required to turn off a light switch.
It’s eight am here and I just walked through my house where the sunlight is pouring in and I had to turn off four over head lights. No one was in any of the rooms but all the lights were on.
I’ve tried asking the kids to turn off the lights when they leave a room. No luck. My house is ablaze with lights ALL THE TIME.
I’ve told my children how Al Gore says we’re killing baby polar bears by not conserving energy. This sobering fact helped them remember for about a week.
So tonight we’re going to have a lesson in how to work a light switch. My kids are now 12, 9 and 7, I think they’re old enough to handle this.
The training period is probably going to be long and intense. I also have a feeling my kids will be wanting to use the required ‘up and down finger motion’ in another way before I’m done with my lecture. No matter. We will have darkness.