Overheard at the Wright’s Household

It's hard to be a mommy away from home. I went away a weekend ago to visit a friend for the evening. John called:

John: "What do I feed the kids?"

Me: "Chicken nuggets. Put them on a plate. Put them in the microwave for four minutes."

Very easy. Can't be messed up.

About half an hour later, Juss called…in tears.

"Mommy, my special blue plate. I put it in the microwave…and it melted!"

It NEVER occurred to me to tell him FOUR MINUTES was for TWENTY nuggets. Not four nuggest on a plastic  plate.

Luckily, this story ended happily. IKEA still had more of the same plastic plates.


I went camping last night with Orville and The Cherubim. I left a pizza for John to warm for Juss. (The Princess had Chinese food.)

Very easy. Can't be messed up.

I get a call from John. "The timer went off. I was busy. I asked Juss to ask his sister to turn off the oven. He said: "I can do it!" and ran downstairs.

"He turned off the TIMER."  Pizza ruined.

(Hence my previous post about getting pizza at a fancy place.)

At the campout, The Cherubim kept exclaming "Great Snakes!"

When we got home, he exclaimed, "By the Power of Grayskull!"