For the Kid who WON"T Get Up!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Do you have a kid who will NOT get up? This alarm clock goes flying across the room and you have to get up to make it stop beeping. I can think of SOOOOO many people this would be perfect for. In fact, I have looked at them in past years but couldn't see spending that kind of $$ for this. Makes me think back to high school when gfgbro just could not wake up. Slept too deep to hear most alarms. So he PAID me to pour ice cold water on him each morning. It just didn't get better than that, lol! This alarm might have had me out of business back then, depending on the sound.

    Anyway, it is $9.99 including shipping - all items on this site include shipping in the price. I have ordered from this co quite a few times with no problems at all.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    I no longer have this problem - J gets up before I do, most mornings. However... husband might be able to use it - for himself...

    My new phone has a cool app on it - you can set it to where when it goes off, the Dismiss button is tiny (and I mean teensy) and the Snooze is normal sized - and the Snooze drops by a set number of minutes each time. Or, you can shake the phone for at least 2 seconds. OR - my favorite - you must solve math problems to shut it up. By which time your brain's going...
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Wish I had known about this when difficult child was in school! Perfect!
  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I used to have terrible trouble waking up when I was in university. I used to get my room mate to hide my alarm somewhere in the room so I'd have to get up and find it. Apparently, I learned to find and shut off the alarm in my sleep. Still never made it to classes on time...

    Perhaps the flying-around-the-room part might defeat even the somnambulists among us.

  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Saw that--or something similar-- a few yrs back, and decided not to waste the $, because my difficult child would get up, smash it to smithereens, then go back to bed. :( I love the idea though.
  6. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    I am ordering that right now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
  7. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I doubt it would work for me. I would likely just yank out the plug :rofl:
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    I've got one better than that - but it is a LOT more expensive...

    One great big black Lab-X dog who absolutely will NOT take NO for an answer when it comes to getting attention.
    Open bedroom door.
    Send in dog.
    Close door.
    Wait 3 minutes
    Out comes dog with boy right behind.

    (its a lot more than $10 for food... !!! but... he can't throw the dog across the room, and there is no snooze button)
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Insane - my mother had a similar alarm clock. As a teen my gfgbo LOVED to go into the tv room and watch whatever soft porn he could find on cinemax - with no clothes on. My mother was FURIOUS about this esp because he just would. not. stop. So she did many many things to make it uncomfortable for him. Plus, if he just got up when mom found him there and went to hsi own room and fell asleep she was even more angry. Times he went back into his own room and fell asleep were when she painted his VERY ticklish feet with tuna juice and locked the cat in with him. The tickling tongue of the cat got him up that day. A few weeks later he was back at it so mom put the cat and her food and water in his room. My cat got mad because he would NOT let her out of his room so she peed on his chest and neck.

    Mom also applied LONG strips of duct tape to gfgbro's legs from the ankle to the hip - inside of his leg and outside of it. Talk about PAIN, that one had him in his own room for almost a month.

    My parents have always lived by the motto that old age and treachery beat youth and good looks every time.
  10. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Except that... with MY alarm clock... both the dog and the boy come out of that door smiling.
    You see... its HIS dog. So he really can't get mad.

    In fact... he says he doesn't want to go back to a stupid old bleeping alarm clock - this is a much nicer way to wake up.

    For now? I'm content that it is effective with NO negative side effects.
    (wish more medications would be that way!!!)
  11. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I used to wake Miss KT by setting her toy panther on her head. She spoke MUCH more nicely to the cat than she did to me!
  12. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    I used to hide the alarm clock each night before going to bed. In the morning I'd be groggy and not remember where I'd hidden it. My parents used to send difficult child 1 to wake my brother up. He was a difficult child too and they couldn't get him up. He couldn't say no or be grouchy to a one year old though. (Some thing I would not try with difficult child 1 now.) h
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I like the monkey.........if it came in a donkey it' be dang near perfect.