Thursday, May 14, 2009

Things I Learned This Week

I thought I would share a few of the many things I learned this week.

1. I cannot be trusted with leftover chocolate that did not fit into the molds needed to make chocolate pieces for my son's chess club end of the year party. Any melted chocolate left in the bowl after the mold is in the fridge will not be there in 5 minutes.

2. I cannot be trusted with any broken chocolate chess pieces. In theory these could all be re-melted and used again to make more chess pieces. But that theory has been proven wrong.

3. I learned how to do a two-foot turn while ice skating.

4. I learned that I cannot do a single-foot turn while ice skating without my butt hitting the ice.

5. I learned that new ice skates will cause blisters.

6. If you want to reserve a vacation house at a Washington state park, you need at least one year's notice. Or you can hire a hit-man so that one of the reservations will be cancelled. (I'm from New Jersey, so it's always an option.)

7. Kids will complain if you make reservations for a vacation house and the vacation isn't happening within the next 24 hours.

8. The easy-open wrappers on Kraft Bagelfuls aren't so easy to open.

9. Ketchup counts as a serving of fruit.

10. My kids eat a lot of fruit.


girlytwins said...

Haha. My kids eat A LOT of fruit too :)

I have learned to not tell my kids we are going anywhere till we are getting in the car to go. LOL

Cathy said...

awesome post--i can't be trusted with chocolate either! so cool that you're a chemist!! :)

Michelle said...

1 duh
2 duh
3 and 4 ... impressive.
5 duh
7 Some of us simply don't let anyone know that there is a vacation in the offing
8 Kraft what?
9 I had heard that
10 Is it wrong that my wee ones won't touch the stuff?

Karen said...

Isn't it a given that it's wrong to leave melted chocolate in the bowl when making moulded candies? I make myself ill eating melted chocolate wafers every time I make lollipops for my kids' parties. The sad part is I don't even like chocolate.

Elizabeth said...

LOL...yup LOTS of fruit!
Yup on 3 & 4
5...I got lucky this year.
1&2...I have a cbinet full of candy making supplies...I keep it in the basement.
Leaving for my sister's next week...the kids ask EVERYDAY when we are going!

Mama Zen said...

The last two cracked me up!

Momisodes said...

ROFL! This was hilarious :) My daughter loves "fruit" too.

And I totally learned the hard way about #7!