How come, mommy?
The other day my youngest daughter was sitting on the kitchen counter (by doing so, she will never get married according to my mother.. long story) when she began to notice and study the toaster in earnest.
“Mommy, how come we never use the other side of the toaster?” she asked.
You see our toaster is designed to cook four pieces of bread at one time, only we use just the right side of the appliance now. Why you ask? Keep reading.
“Well, honey, it’s because when you were two you thought it would be fun to stick lip gloss in the toaster and turn it on.” I replied casually while fixing my coffee; remembering the horrible smell of burnt plastic mixed with some kind of fruit.
“What flavor was it?”
Now, why she wanted to know what flavor the lip gloss was that got cooked was beyond me. So I thought for a moment and then answered her, curiosity tainting my words.
” Strawberry, honey; it was strawberry. Why?”
With a slight nod of her head in understanding, she smiled as she got down off the counter and began walking away.
” Oh, so then it wasn’t mine.”
My sweet little ‘angel’ then walked over to the bottom of the stairs and hollered up, ” Kaylee, it was your lip gloss that broke the toaster!”