All too often we go through life forgetting that our children (when they reach teenage years) start to think their parents are stupid idiots and think (mostly to themselves) how their parents survive without them around to "enlighten" them. I was reminded of this fact while getting our home ready for our Thanksgiving guests.
During my construction of the basement and theater I prewired for just about every conceivable wiring contingency plan. This included running HDMI component, composite, and audio (L,R RCA) and some extra coax cable "just in case". This enables me to watch in the kids room whatever is being viewed in the theater. This has obvious advantages for times when I have more than seven people for an "event". Well while I was cleaning the downstairs my oldest son wanted to watch a movie in the theater. So while he was in the theater, I was in the media room watching the movie he was watching. For some reason he paused the movie and came out of the theater. He came into the media room and noticed the same image on the TV. The following conversation ensued.
Son: What are you watching?
Me: I'm watching what you are watching
Son: How are you doing that?
Me: I have it set up so I can do that.
Son: How do you have it set up that way?
Me: I prewired the room so that I could take advantage of the receivers ability to do that.
Son: Did you just figure that out?
Son: When did you figure out you could do that?
Me: Ummmmmm like I just said I prewired so I could do that.
Son: You mean you knew you could do that? Before today?
Me: Yup (now getting slightly irritated) Why?
Son: So when you were building the basement you thought about being able to do this?
Me: Yes, that's is what I'm saying. I preplanned, thought ahead and ran all the wires so I could do that.
Son: How did you know to do all of that?
Me: Because I'm not as dumb as you think I am.
Son: Yeah, I'll have to admit, that was pretty smart. That will come in handy for like the Super Bowl and stuff.
Me: Yes it will........
I know why some animals eat their young.