Tuesday, July 31, 2007

note to self...

Never...I mean, NEVER...never plug in the blender before you're ready to turn it on.

O.K., O.K., I realize this is simple common sense. But common sense isn't really one of my strong points. Let's hope that learning from one's mistakes is. Errr...I mean learning from the mistakes of others...

See, this poor mother's children were all excited...it was orange freezie day! Yes, they had quickly latched on to this as a weekly breakfast treat. But today, I'm sorry to say, these children had to wait a bit longer than normal for their frozen delights.

See, their not-so-with-it mom dug out the blender, plugged it in, added milk and vanilla, and began struggling with the orange juice concentrate. Somehow, as she managed to get that first big glob of concentrate to plop into the blender, she also somehow managed to hit one of the buttons with her elbow. Of course, the underside of the kitchen cabinets, as well, as the roll of paper towels, are now being showered...but this is not enough for their klutzy mom. No, in her frantic effort to hit the "off" button, she manages to first drop her very favorite spatula into the blender, thus nearly ruining it, and then to knock the whole thing off the base. Now the microwave, coffee maker, radio, counter, etc. can share in the orange-y goodness as well.

Hey, but this mom doesn't cry. Okay, she didn't laugh, either. And she was slightly tempted to add gin to next batch (though I assure you, she didn't...it was only 8:00am and she was going to feed it to her kids as well). She did manage to clean up the mess, start fresh, and feed her children their delicious breakfast of bagels and orange freezies...so in the end, all was well.

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I posted this story in hopes that this poor woman, whose identity shall remain confidential, can help others like me to avoid her fate.

12 comments:

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

What? No picture?

Carrie! :o) said...

ROTFL!!!!!!! Say it isn't so! YOU??? Did all of THAT?? heehee! Now I don't feel quite as bad for all of the goofs I have made! You're so funny!

gail@more than a song said...

LOL!
I say the same thing, pictures please! I'm so glad I'm not the only person to do stuff like that.

Jennifer said...

I was literally laughing LOUDLY out loud after the first paragraph! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has such grace! Thanks for the laugh!

Jean said...

A very creative way to make some memories with the kiddos, I will say that! And what an excuse to clean the undersides of the cabinets!

Debi said...

Jean-
You've got an amazing way of looking at the bright side!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

You are so funny! And believe me, I know someone who has done that before. It makes a terrible mess. Or so I'm told :)

twiga92 said...

Oh dear!

kreed said...

I make a smoothie aolmost every morning with my blender plugged in...I have, however, unplugged my blender and will never plug it in prematurely again! I would have added some gin after I served the kids. And I would have been crying!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

That sounds exactly like something I would do ~ that is, if I actually who had children who enjoyed orange freezies or any freezie of any flavor. Darn picky eaters ;-)

Org Junkie said...

Oh a picture would have been awesome...he he. I hate it when that happens!

Dawn said...

I'm sorry to laugh, but that's funny!!!!

I wouldn't want to have been the person to clean up the mess though!

The smoothies sound very good! How do you make them? I remember years and years and years ago mixing equal parts frozen orange juice concentrate with milk and then freezing it. It was like orange sherbet. YUM!!

take care,
Dawn