The mac and cheese incident
I don’t want my son to be one of those kids who gets to college and has no idea how to feed himself so I am slowly helping him to learn his way around the kitchen. We have started small (he’s only 10 so we have time) and he can now make scrambled eggs. The rule is I have to be in the kitchen when he does this.
And I also supervised him making single serve mac and cheese. The one that comes in a cup and you add water and microwave, not too difficult (or so I thought). The first few times I supervised but last week-end I was in my office upstairs and he yelled up asking if he could make some. So I said go ahead and kept on working, with one ear open but not really expecting any problems.
“Mom, there is smoke coming out of the microwave!” I hear a small panicked voice yell. The spouse goes down first and I follow expecting to find a dying microwave (it came with the house and I am guessing it is at least 15 years old). Instead it smells like burnt popcorn and my husband holds up a melted plastic cup. Turns out small child forgot to add the water. He will not be appearing on “Kid’s Baking Championship” anytime soon.
Frankly the grocery store being full of Halloween candy already really irritates me. Who needs to buy candy two months early? Especially here where it will be all melted by the end of October. Do people fear a dearth of candy? That there won’t be enough for everyone? Seems to me there is plenty of candy in the stores year round.
I was sharing these thoughts with a fellow blogger and had an epiphany. For Halloween this year I can dress up as Mrs. Claus or an Elf and hand out Christmas candy, which I am sure will be quite plentiful in October. Maybe we should put up our Christmas decorations along with Halloween? NOOOOOOOOOOO!
I feel like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” now occurs every year. I want to enjoy each season, each holiday in it’s own time. It is August, still triple digit heat, still swimming, popsicle and shorts weather. I don’t want Halloween being shoved in my face until October.