Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Niecewatch Day 3

Niecewatch Days 1 and 2 went fairly smoothly. We've had very few behavior issues (certainly none during my watch) and have actually had a good time. We've done local museum tours, trips to the gym to swim in the lap pool, lunches at Biscuit World, shopping trips to the mall, etc.

This morning after Kayley awoke, I gave her a breakfast of healthy Kashi Autumn Harvest cereal and then went out to turn my compost heap. I was nearly finished when I heard the *DING* of our microwave and wondered what she would be heating up. When I returned to the house I saw that she had just finished eating the last bits of the chocolate pie my moms-in-law sent. However, because Ma couldn't send it in one of her pie pans, she sent it with us in a lidded storage container--you know, the kind made of enamel-coated metal.

"Uh, did you just microwave that bowl?" I asked.

"Yes," she said. "But it didn't explode," she quickly added.

I then had to give her the very stern lecture on how you should NEVER put metal into a microwave, even if you really don't want to have to hunt up another safer dish to put your pie in because you don't want to miss even a second of Zoey 101. As she offered the bit about exploding, on her own, I have to assume she knew damn well better than to put metal in a microwave. So I added that she should never EVER put metal in ANY microwave, not just ours.

It can only get better, today, right?

1 comment:

oddharmonic said...

I think I scared my daughter into not putting any metal in the microwave by showing her YouTube videos of fires resulting from microwaving aluminum foil.

I'm not sure if that would work in your case. If it doesn't work, you might contribute to the creation of a pyromaniac.