View Full Version : It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

11-22-2011, 08:36 PM
I am adamant about teaching Khan to cook, I don't want him being one of those people who eats out all the time because no one taught them to read a recipe. To that end I let him help me mix things in bowls, pour ingredients into bowls and he's learning to crack eggs (he's 2).

Today he went to the pantry, took out a new almost-full container of cocoa, dumped it on the floor and announced, "I'm making brownies!"

At least my kitchen smells like chocolate, even if I need to mop now...

Lurking Sockpuppet
11-22-2011, 09:10 PM
My daughter did something similar at that age but she dumped a box of corn starch and was smearing it around and rolling in it.


11-22-2011, 09:23 PM

I used to help with "frosting."

Or the one time I made something with pickling salt and not sugar.

11-22-2011, 10:33 PM
At least it wasn't flour.


11-23-2011, 01:33 AM

My cousin's also teaching her 2-year-old how to cook. There's a really cute photo of him perched on a stool by the oven watching his cupcakes come up.

11-23-2011, 02:03 AM
I did once try to make chocolate milk (think nestle quik) out of pure cocoa. Didn't quite work out x.x

11-24-2011, 03:19 AM
Mine helps with the dishes.

Clean first then make messes.

11-24-2011, 03:37 AM
One of my brothers (about 3-4) was up in the night and decided that sandpainting was his destined oeuvre.

So he toddled into the kitchen, turned on the light, and proceded to pour every package of jello we had into a large bowl. (probably about 100 boxes)

The colors! The scents! The flavors!

He added enough water to set his masterpiece, turned off the light, and put the bowl under his crib.:angel:

11-24-2011, 04:33 AM
At least it wasn't flour.


Okay, I tend to agree with the commentary below the video that this is fake or staged. If it isn't, that mother is either the calmest woman on the planet, or on some serious medication.

Now, I know everyone reacts differently to different things, but let me tell you how this would have played out in my childhood, had I and/or my sisters had done something like this.

My reaction, upon either parent entering the room, would have been to freeze in place with the guiltiest look on the planet on my face, while trying to look innocent. I might have even, while covered in the evidence, implicated either or both of my sisters as the actual culprit. My older sister would have definitely tried to implicate either me, or Lil Sis, or both, without any compunction. Since she seemed to believe she could do no wrong. Lil Sis would probably have had similar reactions to mine.

Mom: "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? WHO MADE THIS MESS? WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN THIS UP?!?!?!" Continued yelling until she got my father involved, dropped dead of a heart attack, or both.

Mom was the calm one.

Dad, on the other hand, after turning eighteen shades of crimson and literally exploding with the strength of a ten megaton bomb, would have either spanked us so hard he would have crippled us, or would have made it real clear when we would see adulthood: never.

Bill Cosby's father was The Giant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_j4eCEv0Do). Ours was The Ogre. :lol:

Of course, one major difference was we would never have stolen money from The Ogre, because we were too scared shitless of him. Hell, he was only 5'9" or so, and not exactly a thin man, either. 190 is not the best weight for someone of that height, especially when they are clearly NOT an athlete. Despite that, though, to us he was eight feet tall and bullet proof, and the baddest, baddest man in town, badder even than Leroy Brown. Who, as we know, was badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog.

And since The Ogre died when we were 14, 10, and 9, that's kind of the mental image we still have of him. (Well, me, anyways. I'm just assuming that my sisters are the same way.)

11-24-2011, 06:24 AM
Okay, I tend to agree with the commentary below the video that this is fake or staged. If it isn't, that mother is either the calmest woman on the planet, or on some serious medication.

That's even made the morning TV shows which pass for news broadcasts :lol:

11-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Anyone who really takes the morning shows as "news" could lobotomize themselves with a Q-Tip.

11-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Jester, my parents would have had pretty much the same reaction as yours. My mother would have screamed herself purple. Probably my dad too.

I agree that was staged. Someone on TV said it was just too evenly spread around the room, and when you look at it that way, yeah, it looks faked. I mean how could that little kid get flour not only on the back of the sofa but also on the walls and the pictures?