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Down the Drain with Jane!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 • Posted July 9, 2008

This week, I would like to discuss, or maybe cuss BB’s! Not talking about those cute little infant children. Nope, it’s the Daisy BB gun type of BB’s. My boys had BB guns and my vacuum would go into cardiac arrest with each BB it sucked up. Legos were bad enough, but at least I could see the Lego prior to vacuuming it up. Not so with BB gun BBs.

Too, they seem to really roll. You reach down to pick’m up and they just seem to slip out of your finger tips and then they roll. Often, behind the washer or dryer. And, to the feet they feel like you’ve just stepped on a bowling ball. That really smarts!

So, the days of Daisy BBs should be long over with me, right? Wrong! I forgot that I’ve grandkids that just love to drop their BBs and not bother to retrieve. They were in the washer, and the dryer just yelled all that cycle. The vacuum found the BB’s a little hard to swallow, too. But, as I retrieved most from the floor, washer and dryer, it made me think of my days with my boys and their BBs and then pellet guns. Got a grin on my face and thanked the Lord, I was still able to pick those little rascals up!

Having grandkids around keeps me on my toes and feeling young. Well, maybe for a couple of days, then I need a rest! Long afternoon naps and a bunch of laughing at what my boys and their wives have to do about the BBs on a 24/7 basis. They most likely complain and yell at the kids. But, some day, they too, can laugh it off and make a game of holding on to those little suckers that roll and roll and roll and then go on to never-never land.

P.S. Hope all had a good Fourth of July.

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