Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Dear Mom,
My kids, thankfully, are at an age that allows me to leave them home alone without too much worry. It is nice, on the rare occasions that I do some hygiene subbing for the dental office, that I can go to work and be reasonably certain that things will be fine.
On one of my work days last week, I came home to find this.

A scorched tea cosy.
A pretty obviously scorched tea cosy. Kinda hard not to notice, yet a week later, no one has stepped forward to explain just how the tea cosy that was fine when I left for work at 7:30 am, was looking like this when I got home at 5:30pm. Surely it isn't fear of punishment that is keeping the tongue tied; I am thankful that this is all that happened and whatever it was didn't burn the house down. And when I think about it, I am thoroughly amazed that the "innocent" party hasn't thrown his/her sister/brother under the bus.


Bonnie Jo said...

This reminds me of the time (many, many years ago) when Benny's whiskers were mysteriously cut off on one side. As I recall, it took about a week for the kid to come clean. (He did it to observe them under a microscope!)

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Five years later and the Diva still doesn't know how her bangs were cut off in kindergarten!!! :-)

Mary Lee said...

Poor Patsy is going to get blamed for this.