Monday, October 17, 2011

Things I learned on the weekend

1. If you host a sleepover for your daughters and their friends and decide to jazz up their dinner of home-made pizza, baby carrots, celery sticks, and milk by lighting the candles on the table to give them some ambiance before grabbing your pizza and heading to the living room for some peace and quiet so as not to intrude, DON'T. Because later, when you go to throw out some leftovers, you might find almost all of the vegetables (which you thought the girls ate since the serving plate was empty) in the compost bin, scorched at one or both ends.

2. Your dishwasher will not remove "Hi, I'm Rebecca ♥ ♥ ♥" written on a dinner plate in soot from a scorched carrot or celery stick. You will have to wash those plates by hand.


  1. Imagine that I'm speechless. It would have NEVER occurred to me that pyromaniacs should not be served fresh vegetables.

  2. ...or that pyromaniacs compost.

  3. Jen - It would never have occurred to me that the kids would do anything with the candles except blow them out and then demand that they be re-lit. Stupid me.

    Biblio - I have my girls trained.

  4. I could really see my sons doing that (at a younger age). They'd call it a chemistry experiment.

  5. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Veggies and fire... Who knew they went together so well.