The static electricity around my house this time of year is ridiculous.
If I walk within a foot of my TV the hair on my arms stands up. If I reach to turn on a light switch blue lightning shoots from my fingers. Kinley's hair is perpetually plastered to her poor little face.
To combat this I try to "discharge" myself whenever possible. I'm forever walking around slapping walls, etc. in an attempt to release the static before I have to reach for something metal....like a door knob or the refrigerator.
I try to avoid certain fabrics, like flannel, wool, and especially fleece. No one wearing fleece is allowed to touch me at all. Kinley is so used to seeing me walk around with my can of Static Guard that she automatically brings her coat to me to be sprayed before she puts it on.
I require all members of my household to "discharge" themselves before touching me and particularily before kissing me. The kids actually said to me, "Why do you hit us every time we try to kiss you?" (It's just a little quick smack on the arm to get the shock on my hand instead of on my lips. No big deal.)
But yesterday things dropped to an all time low. Despite my best efforts and all of my "discharging" I was shocked anyway....by a banana.
Oh, come on!