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Light up my Life. Actually, please don’t.

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.

I hope.

8 thoughts on “Light up my Life. Actually, please don’t.

  1. Good luck with that. My father was all “TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE A ROOM” when we were growing up. I because an adult who revels in leaving the lights on. The Huz, on the other hand, is always annoyed with me for leaving lights on when I go to bed after him.

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  2. Good luck with that. My father was all “TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE A ROOM” when we were growing up. I because an adult who revels in leaving the lights on. The Huz, on the other hand, is always annoyed with me for leaving lights on when I go to bed after him.

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  3. 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.
    ROFLOL! You had me laughing so hard there. But I’m thinking it was like when our parents told us kids were starving in Cambodia so we needed to eat our food. Somehow, the reality of their message just didn’t get me past the brussel sprouts, ya know?
    Good luck with Light Switch 101. We took that class here too. My kids will need the remedial version, apparently. πŸ˜‰
    Stop by my blog sometime. I love new bloggy friends.
    Blessings,
    ~Toni~

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  4. My Dad was constantly on the warpath turning off lights. It was one of his pet peeves (along with short showers. “Wash your hair, wash your body and get OUT!”) We had a large family, and I think he saw money getting flushed down the toilet in some of these areas! Anyhow… I have become my Dad. At 27 I follow my husband around flipping off light switches. In fact, I think my Dad may have affected me a little too much. Half the time I don’t bother turning the lights on (which drives hubs nuts.) You may not see immediate results, but don’t give up hope!

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