July 21, 2007

$26 Mistake

The following scene took place yesterday, to the best of my recollection.

Cast of characters: Me and Mr. T.

Location: Mr. T is in the kitchen and I am in the kitchen nook at the table.

Mood: Mr. T is hungry and I’m just frickin’ drained.


Mr. T: Mom. Can I make Jell-o?

Me: Yes, but you know how. I’m beat. If you think you need me to do it, give me 20 minutes. If you’re going to do it alone, go for it.

Mr. T, holding up one of those medium sized Glad reusable/disposable/recyclable plastic containers that comes with a blue lid: Can I make it in this?

Me, looking up from the paper: Yes, that will hold two cups of water. That’s perfect.

A couple minutes pass.

Mr. T: Umm. Mom? When you cook it, is it supposed to burn from the bottom up?

Me: *blink* What?

I walked into the kitchen to find said Glad container sitting on the front eye of my stove. Evidently ‘making it in the container’ meant cooking it in there as well. And evidently, he forgot the part I showed him when we heated the water in a pot over the stove, first, and then POURED the hot water into the plastic container. There it was… melted all over the eye and although I have tried to get it off… it’s not coming off completely.

Today I bought a new eye. The other day, Mr. T had his first cooking fiasco and lesson. One does not heat plastic in the oven or on the stove. No. I just always thought that was a given…

Posted by Boudicca at July 21, 2007 07:42 PM | TrackBack

I don't care if he's 10...I'm so going to make fun of him next time I see him. :)

Posted by: Flam at July 21, 2007 09:43 PM

Heh heh heh! OH and he was standing next to me as I lifted the container off the eye and the bottom continued to sort of stick to the eye and water came pouring out the bottom. He looked shocked!

Bonus for me... I didn't angry. I think I was too stunned. I just kind of laughed and said, "What were YOU thinking?" Good Grief.

Posted by: Bou at July 21, 2007 09:58 PM


Posted by: vw bug at July 22, 2007 06:04 AM

Hehehe. This is why I still watch Boopie when he tries to make anything in the kitchen.

Posted by: Contagion at July 22, 2007 12:34 PM

.... I had a slightly similar "Glad" moment.... after microwaving something one day, I laid the little blue lid on the stove.... two days later I turned on an eye of the stove to get ready to make something else.... a few seconds later, the entire kitchen was filled with smoke and that little blue lid was toast...

... they are EXACTLY the same size as the two biggest eyes on my stove....

.. what a mess....

Posted by: Eric at July 22, 2007 02:39 PM


Posted by: sarahk at July 24, 2007 06:30 PM