Friday, March 1, 2013

My House is Full of Traps

Have you ever stepped on a lego?
Some families have no need for expensive alarm systems or guard dogs. It’s not because they don’t have precious things, or because they feel that anyone who wants their stuff so badly that they need to break a perfectly good lock is entitled to take what they like. It’s because some people’s homes are full of traps.
A thief isn’t going to get very far when they advance two steps into a house and then trip over a squeaky toy. Or stub their toe on a doll stroller. Or step on a ball.
Having children is its own alarm system. It doesn’t matter how militant you are about making your kids clean things up or about cleaning up after them yourself; there will always be more toys and things to get in your way on the floor. It’s just a side effect of having kids.
So when you get up in the middle of the night and step on a lego, try to think about how it’s protecting your home instead of how much it hurts.
Another wonderful fact of life from The Oatmeal.

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