It's gotten to the point that I'm already planning (and have been for some time) some tricks for his adolescent years. I have decided to start convincing him that metal detecting is AWESOME! This brain washing started awhile ago and he's getting a little excited about the idea.
Plus, I've promised him on his 16th birthday that instead of buying him a boring old car, that I would buy him his very own metal detector. We're even planning to make it a club complete with matching vests and badges for who has found the coolest things while detecting.
Why would I do such a thing to my child you ask? Simple answer? GIRLS! I am convinced that most 16 year old girls won't want anything to do with a boy with a metal detector. Especially one in a club with his overbearing mother!
As Dave succinctly put it, "No one's ever gotten pregnant in the back of a metal detector."