On radio this morning, Glenn explained that he had once again decided to rid his home of all electronic devices. Last night, Glenn informed his family (via the chalkboard in their kitchen) that no video games or electronic devices would be permitted in the home “any time,” “forever.” Any violators will have his/her devise thrown into the swimming pool:
You might remember that Glenn had made a similar threat in the past, but, this time, he has resolved to follow through.
“I just told Stu this a little while ago and he said, ‘Please give us warning on that so we can come and videotape it’,’” Glenn said. “If anybody in my family thinks I'm joking, they will forever – they will talk about it for generations – the day grandpa went into the house… and he ripped the televisions off the walls and he threw them into the pool. And then he took everybody's cellphones and he threw those into the pool. And then all of the laptops, all of the computers.”
“I hope somebody uses electronics in your house,” Pat said. “I really want that to happen… I have dibs on the 90‑inch [TV] you got or whatever that is.”
Glenn made a bold prediction that in the next 12 months, he will have thrown a thing or two into the drink. “May I make a prediction,” Glenn asked. “Within the next 12 months, it will happen.”
“You've threatened this many times, and I always give you a hard time,” Stu said. “But I think you’re starting to get there. I'm seeing that look in your eye… When you start erasing ‘where we are in the scriptures’ off your chalkboard, we know it's serious.”
“And I'm doing this break for more my family than I am for anybody else,” Glenn concluded. “Dad's really serious. I don't want to. But then part of me actually really does because I know they will never forget it.”