This is my 12 year old...yep, his tongue's stuck to the metal post out back. I think it was about 9 degrees out there.
I was sitting in the rocking chair and heard a muffled, "hep". I wondered what the sound was, it kind of sounded like my son calling for help, and then it came again, "hep!" I was positive I'd heard it this time, so I peeked out the back door - this is what I saw. It wasn't a joke - I checked, I didn't want to go out in that weather if I didn't have to.
He wasn't joking, he also didn't look upset, so I told him I'd get the cameras first. If he was going to make me go out there, I figured he owed me.
Anyway, I snuck a few pics from the shelter of the deck, and got a small conversation on the camcorder. Then I rescued him with some warm water. His lip got stuck too, and it bled a bit, but other than that, he was okay.
I asked him why, and he did think about it. Here are his brilliant, although flawed deductions:
I thought if I did it fast enough it wouldn't stick.
I thought it would be more comfortable than the fence line if I got stuck.
The freezer downstairs must not be as cold, cause I rescued myself from that one.
This is the kid that took the ACT today...as a 7th grader. He's in the challenge classes as well as the gifted program. Just goes to show you that common sense and being smart are not necessarily related.