DREADED SCAREY POKING FINGER OF DEATH
My son and nephew were reminiscing about their younger days, I say this ironically because they are in their twenties and still children. During this review session, they reminded me about the technique for subduing them known by them as the “dreaded scary poking finger of death.” This finger appeared to jab them when they were being disorderly or a general public nuisance. They believe that I inherited this poking finger from my mother who used it on them also.
I need to clarify that they were “don’t let them build a devise” boys. Words of advice give to me by a professional when asked if they could get into trouble listening to conversations with a walkie talkie and a hand held phone.
They played hours of video games. Worlds were conquered, villains were vanquished, game levels mastered. At one point they even consulted with sailors who would mail their game discs to them to get them to help with their individual games. They played enough hours to warp their brains, so perhaps their behavior came under extra scrutiny when they were in public. I had to overcome my fear that they were not being properly raised, hence the “…poking finger…”
They were expecting me to chastise my grandchildren. My grandchildren are lambs and