Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Egg-cellent Idea Daddy

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It all started at Easter, when Bart insisted we boil five zillion eggs for Easter.
He SWORE they would all get eaten.
And...they did. My boys love hard boiled eggs so Bart was spared an "I told you so" speech.

Then, a week or two ago, we boiled a dozen eggs and Bart taught the boys how to crack them and peel the shell off.

This skill, I knew, would lead to disaster.

It finally happened, yesterday.

I had to go to the bathroom, so I was upstairs when I heard Jackson say, "I want an egg". I yelled down, "In a minute!"

Keep in mind...we had no hard boiled eggs in the fridge.

I came downstairs and Jackson handed me an ice cold egg, fresh from the fridge. Now usually the eggs go up pretty high in the fridge, but I had bought extra because of a cake order I had. These eggs were on the bottom shelf, just waiting for me to move them when there was room.

Jackson informed me that these eggs were "Yuck!" I told him of course they are because we had to boil them.

He then led me to the trash can (whose liner I had removed a few minutes before) and pointed.

In the bottom of my linerless trash can was EIGHT broken eggs. EIGHT! Luckily, there was a runaway Walmart sack to catch some of the mess. But...not all of it.

So, now, the rule...no matter HOW full the fridge is, eggs MUST be stored above 48 inches of fridge space.

I told you teaching them about cracking and peeling hard boiled eggs was a bad idea.

14 Words to brighten my day:

Jamie said...

Allison loves boiled eggs, too. I've just been waiting for the day when she attempts to eat a raw egg because they look no different from hard boiled eggs! Looks like your day has come. Yuck!

Megan R. said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! Oh man. I hope you save that mess for Bart to clean up!!

Dawne said...

Oh no!! I hope that wasn't too nasty to clean up.

Bren said...

You can always see it coming can't you? When you (or the hubby) teaches them something that's going to come back and bite you! LOL!

Lori O said...

That is just way too funny!!

MamabearMills said...

kids!! hahah

Gwengom said...

Jack just had to make sure they were ALL yuck before giving up...PERSEVERANCE is an excellent trait to have!

Rebecca1217 said...

We'll at least he was cracking them over a trash container. I can't imagine that all over the kitchen floor.

Holly said...

That was too funny!! I could totally see Lucy doing that in another year. Though she would attempt to put a trash bag in as she thinks that's her job at the moment.

Pam said...

This picture reminds me of our first attempt to dye eggs at Easter. I told my nearly 3 yr. old to wait, repeatedly, for mommy to carry the eggs when she was ready for them. Instead, he decided to "help" and dropped an 18 pack of eggs on the floor (yes, I said 18 - 16 of which broke!). Needless to say, it was quite a mess to clean up and we didn't dye eggs that day!

Holly said...

Oh man, that's pretty gross. I never thought about the disaster that eggs in the hands of a child could present. I'm not always so careful about my eggs, Kailey can open the fridge, and she loves boiled eggs, too. From now on eggs will be stored high in my fridge. Thanks for the warning.

Lexi said...

8 eggs?!

I wonder what his train of though was... "What is WRONG with these EGGS??? All of them are BAD!"

Poor guy. I hope you made him a boiled egg out of the remaining eggs since you probably had to go to the store to replenish your stock! :-)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Wow. I'm glad you posted about this, because right now my house is a ridiculous mess because of these boys, and I'm beggining to just let messes stay a while. As soon as I clean one thing, there's already something else going on. It's a good thing they're cute and funny, and take long naps, or I might have to lose my mind. Don't you agree?

Megan R. said...

So, did you ever boil more eggs for the poor kid? I'm still laughing about this, but I can't imagine it was fun to scrub egg out of the trashcan.