Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I was calmly sitting on my bed, retrieving my email from my overflowing inbox when I smelled something. It sort of smelled like something was burning, but Jackie was right next to me on the bed, and I thought I heard Ben playing with toys in their bedroom. However, I decided to be prudent and investigate.

This is what I found.
Well, it's not exactly what I found. I thought about taking a picture while the nipple was still burning, but then I thought, "The fire is contained right now, but what if I can't find the baking soda after I have taken the picture, and the fire gets out of control." Instead, I went and found the baking soda and put the fire out before searching for the camera and taking a picture. Ben had put the nipple in the toaster oven and turned it on. I don't know how he managed to do that, but this is the result. I guess I have to find a different place for the toaster oven.


Melissa said...

Ok, Ellie? If it even occurs to you to take a picture for your blog before putting out the fire, then I submit that you are in need of a 12 step program.

I'm just sayin'...:)

Kimberley said...

I think Melissa is right you need a 12 step program you were just too calm when you were on the phone with me and the Toaster was on FIRE!!! but I did get a few laughs.

Robert said...

To Kim and Melissa,

When I was a young teenager, my mother left a pizza box in the oven that I had not checked for, and I discovered it only after the smoke was pouring out of the top of the oven door. I opened the door to find flames shooting up the cabinetry. I called up the stairs to my mother "MOM!" "What?" "FIRE!!!" "Where?" she replied, ever so calmly. "IN THE KITCHEN, COME NOW!" She strolled downstairs a few minutes later, tossed some baking soda on it, and never even seemed bothered. So being calm in the face of a fire like the toaster seems completely natural to me.

Just another take, anyway. (Ask Ellie, I'm pretty much like that myself now, calm under pressure)