The Hubby was cleaning out the garage over the weekend and found, among other things, a "Clapper" device.
For those of you who have missed out of the educational TV ads, a Clapper is a device that allows you to plug in something (a lamp, stereo, etc.) and turn that thing on/off by clapping your hands twice. I don't know how we came to having this thing-a-ma-jingy in our house, but I do remember seeing it before it got put into time-out in the garage (usually the last step before making the long journey to Goodwill or the dump).
So after finding this little gem, the Hubby has hooked our little friend up to a light in our living room. He's been in there ever since playing with the thing.
CLAP-CLAP - the light comes on.
CLAP-CLAP - the light goes off.
And so on and so on.
Then I found out that if you clink your glass on the top of the coffee table it has the same effect. That stupid clapper has kept us entertained for hours, just looking for things that will work in place of actual clapping.
"Hey, do ya think that singing would work?"
"What about stomping your feet?"
Then the kids piped in, "What about burping?" (I drew the line at farting. You've got to draw it somewhere.)
We're so easily entertained. Next up is the bug zapper.