February 22, 2007

An Explosive Situation

Once again I pondered, "Why did I teach that kid to read?"

I was walking down the stairs into the kitchen yesterday after putting the two year old in bed for her nap, when I was greeted with, "Mom, do we have any tall bottles and where do we keep the food coloring? We're making a volcano."

On the kitchen table sat my two older kids, along with the baking soda and the vinegar. Distinctly lacking was anything like a cookie sheet that might catch the explosive mess, of course.

They'd been reading one of the many books we have on science experiments and had decided that a volcano was just the ticket to an afternoon's excitement. How fun! How thrilling!

I'm glad I got downstairs before they decided to start the bubbling process.


LOL!! Good save. You have such bright, industrious kids!

Posted by: dcrmom at February 22, 2007 09:44 AM

Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Meredith at February 22, 2007 10:36 AM

You may want to watch this one in case Diet Coke and Mentos show up in your house. It will mean they are reading WAY TOO MUCH.


Posted by: Joan at February 25, 2007 10:08 PM