Will mother move your speakers at Thanksgiving?

Three days til she gets here for Thanksgiving. Three days and one minute until the inevitable question: "Why don't you push those speakers back against the wall instead of keeping them out in the middle of the floor where I can trip over those wires?"

What's your family hi-fi disfunction?
Grimace - I'd draw an outline of a body between the speakers with chalk and spill some ketchup for blood effect. Then get some police tape and tape off the area where speakers and gear reside. If any one asks about the body which was there, just tell them "he touched my volume control, I and don't like anyone toughing my system."
Grimace...thanks for the laughs...I don't know what would be worse...a drink on top of a speaker or kids unhooking a speaker cable and playing jump rope??!! Yea, I thought things like that only happened in moveies? not with my family...almost 30 nieces and nephews?? WHAT THE??!! Since then I went from banana's to spades so the cable can't easily be unhooked, and also now my speakers are 67" tall and curved on top...HA! Take that you little bastards!! Happy Holidays everyone!!
People need to learn how to control their children.A good flogging every now and then helps!!!!!!!Happy Holidays to everyone.
This is a great thread…

Besides killing guests for putting drinks on speakers and then using their chalk lines as deterrent for others (don’t get me wrong this is brilliant plan) are there any more practical suggestions, or at least ideas for a good legal defense strategy. I would image that protecting you speakers can be considered self defense.

My fear is kids, we have 4 months old. He hasn’t discovered the joy (for him) of touching my gear yet, mostly because he can’t walk yet. But we have many friends that have toddlers. Fingers on drivers and hands on hot tubes have me a little worried for this holiday season.

I like to keep my speaker grills on and push the speakers back, black on rose wood is a little less appealing to toddlers then shinny chromes driver cones.

I was thinking of putting some cork board on top of my speakers, so if some suicidal guest manages to set a drink down at least it wont be on the wood. The only problem is that the guests may take this as an invitation to use the speakers as a bar table. And what if the drink spills…

I need to think of something less stressful. Horseface, Gewurztraminer from Alsace, and only from Alsace, pairs really nicely with crab and lobster. I also like German wines like Riesling Spaetlese (late harvest) from Mosel is also great. Both these wines are on the sweet side, but a good quality bottle will be nicely balanced and pair really well with seafood.

Enjoy the holidays!