Saturday, December 12, 2009

Whistles and Plastic Tubing

I scared the bejesus out of my daughter.
She likes to feel the wind in her hair. So while we were cleaning up one of the many boxes of collected things, I found the plastic tube for the exercise ball. It's used to inflate the ball. I figured, I'd blow into it and let the air blow out onto her face.
What I forgot was the tube was ridged so a whistling effect would be produced.
I blew full force and a shrieking whistle shocked my poor daughter. Her body trembled and she fell silent. She then looked at me and then proceeded to cry with a furrowed brow. "Why did you do that?" seemed to be her reaction. She pushed the tube away from her and I ran to hug her.
Now my kids going to have an unexplained fear of train whistles and plastic tubing.