Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I'm not supposed to be posting

Because I am supposed to be studying. But there is something just bugging the crap out of me.

What the hell is up with men and flashlights?

My husband has 8,000 flashlights and apparently my son has the same affinity. If you don't get my husband a flashlight for a present for any holiday, he is slightly disappointed. My mother got him a flashlight for Christmas and apologized repeatedly because she thought he already had a similar one. Little does she know that he plays with it when no one is watching.

Last night I went upstairs to find my husband lying in bed with the boy, reading a book on wine making, with a headlamp flashlight on. He told me that he couldn't turn the overhead light on because it would wake the boy and he couldn't turn the flashlight on until the boy went to sleep because all the boy wanted to do was put the flashlight on his own head. The flashlight attaching to the head with straps that looked disturbingly like a pair of thong underwear. So there they were, lying in bed, warmed by the LED light of the headlamp flashlight. Snug as bugs in rugs.

What a bunch of whack jobs.

10 comments:

momma of 2 said...

rotflmao - the kids got hubby two LED flashlights for christmas - he plays with them every day too...LOL

amy said...

I snarfed when I got to the part about the straps looking like thongs. My god, that's funny. I try to keep anything remotely mechanical or battery=operated away from my hubby.

Random Vixen said...

Hehe. i never realized men could be so flashlight crazy. Maybe becasue me and the kid each ahve 2 flashlights a piece and mostly play with them so the batteries are always dead during an outage.

Martin said...

I don't have a flashlight, nor does any other man I know. I therefore conclude that this is an American, rather than a male, thing...

Marel Lecone said...

So, when is D's birthday? We'll have to hook him up, you know. :)

Maribeth said...

Flashlights and jig saws! Men like tools, guy stuff. Not sure why. Genetics?

Jenell said...

I answered the phone yesterday and took a message for my husband. It was a specialty tool store calling to say they had tracked down the specific flashlight he wanted, and it cost $32.50, and did he want to special-order it. He did.

Jaime said...

Umm... you definitely need to take a picture of this next time. My husband definitely doesn't have a thing for flashlights. In fact, flashlights in my house are called "candles".

Laura said...

Hee..yeah, but what ELSE was he wearing along with the thonglight???
Bowm chicka bowm bowm...
;P
~L.

AL said...

ahhhh...another one of the mysteries of our men! Hubby has several, but can never find one when he needs it!