Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just Don't

When your ten-year-old daughter and her friend ask if they can make brownies, and they PROMISE to clean up, say NO. Unless you want to hear the following:

3:10 pm - "MOM! Where's the big green mixing bowl?"
3:11 pm - "MOM! Where's the cocoa?"
"No, it's not there! We're out! You have to drive to the store and get some!"
"Oh, you mean in THAT cupboard. Why didn't you just say so?"
3:13pm - "MOM!!! How do we measure this oil?"
"We don't have that kind of measuring cup!"
"Oh, you mean THAT glass measuring cup that says PYREX in red letters."
3:14pm - "MOM! Can I use potholders to wipe up broken eggs from the floor?"
3:17pm - "MoooooMMM! I forgot to lock the mixer before I turned it on!"
3:19pm - "MOM!!!! Why is the batter so runny?"
3:20pm - "MOOOOOOMMMM! Will you come here and put them in the oven?
The oven is too hot!"
3:22pm - "MOM! How do we set the timer?"
3:23pm - "YES MOM! I said we'll clean and we will . . . . . . . . later"
4:20pm - "Yesssssssss, I cleaned up. I didn't spill all that flour, cocoa, and sugar on the counter"
4:21pm - "Well, you didn't tell me I had to wipe down the mixer too!!!!"
4:22pm - "Mom, we're going to go ride our bikes, can you listen for the buzzer?"
4:47pm - "Geez Mom, all you had to do was wash a few dishes and wipe down the mixer. Why are you so grumpy?"

It's no wonder some mammals eat their young.


Beth said...

sounds all too familar! So... how did they taste??

treats said...

How many times have I lived this same scenario? I shudder when the kids want to bake.

Anita said...

I have heard this scenario way too many times.

Shan said...

OMG, hilarious! Sorry. Not for you, I'm sure.

Churlita said...

I had almost the same experience last week. Except it was a teenager and she was trying to bake cookies, while texting, facebooking and watching TV all at the same time. Surprise, surprise. She burnt almost every bath, plus I got to wash all of the blackened pans. Sweet!

Mommy Lisa said...

You know you are laughing about it now...


SkylersDad said...

That was a wonderful recap!

Little Sister said...

Now my neck hairs are up and I need a glass of wine...I can just hear her! Heh, heh, heh, ...I was jsut thinking of how much Mom would have enjoyed this..heh, heh, heh.

Anonymous said...

You enabler, you.

Mauigirl said...

Hilarious. Of course that's easy for me to say, I'm remembering being on the kid end of this scenario! (I don't have any kids myself...). My poor mother!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. It's universal, especially for those of us with daughters.

As for boys, mine just walk in the room and ask, "Hey mom, some friends are comin' up tonight, would you make brownies?" I hate to say it, but making them myself is SOOOOO much easier than what you just described. Hand in there!

Christopher Tassava said...

Oy. This makes my head hurt in 2014.

michaelg said...

This sounds like making x-mas cookies last year. No brownies ever.

kirelimel said...

It's like we live that Star Trek episode with the umpteen thousand different parallel universes... only in mine it's cakes or scrambled eggs.

I often find myself calling my mom and apologizing for things my girls now do that I know I did then.

Missy said...

Did you at least get to eat some of the brownies?