Monday, November 24, 2008

She Knew I'd Do This

I didn't have time to come out and tell her this, but I'm pretty sure that Paige knows I'm going to blog about this.

This weekend I made some Christmas Tea. If you've never tried this, you simply must. I put it in the crock pot and let it simmer all afternoon. The Man and I cleaned the truck out and really detailed the inside of it while it brewed in my kitchen. It was right chilly and when we came inside with cold hands, this was just beyond perfect. I really thought this huge batch I made would have lasted. Alas, I must make more as we have thoroughly enjoyed sipping this liquid goodness.

This morning is like many others have been in the past week or so. Paige has been waiting all weekend to take her a cup of warm Christmas Tea to school with her. Can't say I blame her. I heard the microwave go off while I was getting The Boy dressed. I walked in the kitchen as she did and she headed to the microwave.

Then I saw what she pulled out.

That girl went and put a METAL to-go cup up in my microwave to warm her beverage.


"What were you thinking????" I *think* I screeched.

"What?????" she replied.

"You put a METAL CUP IN THE MICROWAVE?!?!?" said I.

A look of confusion came across her face.

I then gave her the boot camp quick version of why we don't put metal in the microwave. EVAH.

You should have smelled the odor coming from my poor almost dead microwave. It's been on its last leg for a few months now, but she was trying to send it on to the grave, I do believe.

Internets, it's hard living in a house with gifted people. My family is a bunch of Super Intelligents and I am so very proud of them, but, they don't have a lick of common sense. I used to be this way. I remember my mother being so exasperated with me growing up because I couldn't comprehend simple things but could analyze the hardest problems. I'm so glad I got past that.

We'd be in deep doo-doo if all of us here at The Edge were Super's.

Metal in the microwave. I should really make her write a small research paper during Thanksgiving break on the con's of doing such a thing. Don't laugh, I've been known to do stuff like that. That's the former Super (Intelligent) in me.


Michelle said...

Paige!! ?

Glad your Christmas Tea turned out is the best isn't it

The family said...

is it wrong to be giggling and glad that I printed that recipe of from Michelle's blog at the same time?
Poor Paige.

Jill AKA busymom said...

I sooo feel your girls are the super intelligent kind smart they scare me...common sense however, is not present with them at most times.

There are days I feel like pulling may hair out:)

C said...


My little sister once put a china plate in the microwave with crackers and cheese. (I'm not sure she was a Super Intelligent child, though. ;) ) She put about five Ritz in for "150 seconds" (1:50). Cracked my mom's favorite plate. Oops? Yay for microwaves.

We do a lot of ditzy stuff around here, but I think most can be blamed on my brilliant DH. :P

Monogram Queen said...

It's a wonder she didn't have a mini electrical storm going on inside the microwave and scare the CRAP out of her!

AndreaLeigh said...

Wow, at least there were no sparks! Sheesh!

Joe and Samantha said...

Oh! Can't wait to try that Christmas Tea. Sounds super yummy.

In college I put some beef sticks from the local china inn in our dorm microwave- Um.. you guessed it- bags lined with TINFOIL.

A fire alarm and smokey dorm kitchen later.... they took all the microwaves OUT of the dorm common rooms that year.

and I was IN college at the time.

I am Boymom said...

Laughing with you! I actually had to have the same conversation with my HUSBAND last year! Hello, lab partner! Glad everything is okay and the nuker's still alive!

Denise said...

Ooh, I remember my sister putting a plate in the microwave that she thought was safe....didn't realize that little decorative line around the edge was METAL. Not pretty. Not pretty at all.

Hey, if your microwave finally gives up the ghost, don't throw it away. It makes a nifty faraday cage, should you be so inclined (and are ever-so-slightly paranoid, as I am). I'm just sayin'. Perfectly good still. =)