Monday, September 29, 2008

Microwaves and toys and other important lessons for four year olds...


Mitch and Harry recently had a very important lesson. I decided to check the emails(our computer is in the shed) and both boys seemed to be settled watching TV. So out I went and within 5 minutes I heard a frantic shout from Mitchell and crying from Harrison. So I rushed inside only to discover the kitchen was filled with smoke and the microwave seemed to be on fire. Closer investigation revealed that one of the boys had placed a Thomas the Tank Engine Helicopter toy with a large magnet on it inside the microwave and hit autostart. Apparently the toy had exploded into flames and the door had shot open. There were still flames coming out of the toy when I came inside - so I had to use tongs to dump it into a sink full of water. Harrison was hysterical because he had tried to take the toy out and had burnt his finger. Luckily he didn't get the toy out of the microwave otherwise I imagine the kitchen bench would have been burnt or worse. Once the emergency had passed I made the boys throw their toy into the rubbush. Somehow the microwave survived - a little scorched, but still functional. Harrison was so traumatised that a week later he still keeps saying he is sorry. Mitchell on the other hand seems quite oblivious to the danger and excitedly recalls "lots of smoke and flames Mummy".

I thought the day couldn't get any worse and after tidying up the kitchen and airing out the house we went outside for some fresh air. I popped inside (I should have learnt my lesson shouldn't I?) to get a drink for the boys. I heard Mitchell say "Look at all the buzzy bees" and then Harrison started crying. Once again I dropped everything and rushed out to discover that Mitchell had found the fly catcher filled with dead flies and containing an awful smelling liquid and had thrown it at Harrison. Poor Harrison was covered in dead flies and fly attractant liquid and was sobbing hysterically. So off to the bath for both boys! And a strong drink was the order of the day for Mummy!

I am left wondering what they will get up to next...

14 comments:

RhondaLue said...

Oh no! the daring duo!!

WOW! You sure have your hands full, my friend.

Someday you'll all look back and laugh but I bet not today!

Aidan's mom said...

Oh my!!!! I can TOTALLY see this happening to me. I will consider myself forewarned! Glad you all escaped without too much damage. How was the drink? :-)

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Yep the daring duo strikes again Rhonda.

Wanna adopt them (grin)?

Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Lori :-)
Although nothing could have prepared me for this!

The drink was great (grin).

Hugs,
Lisa

Linda said...

Oh My Lisa........what a day you have had, I am sure that drink went nice a smoothly down to settle the nerves. Thank goodness no one was hurt
*linda

Hayley said...

LMAO at the flies. Oh dear, poor Harrison.

If i ever have boys, im sending them BACK ;-) little devils hehehe

thanks for the giggle

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Yep I certainly NEEDED that drink Linda.
Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Yep boys are a handful Hayley :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

~~**Skye**~~ said...

Lisa, After reading your latest "adventure", and thinking of how "playful" and "adventurous" Obie is... im quite thankful i only have the one to deal with --

At least it makes for a great read, and funny journalling on scrap layouts :)

Jacolyn said...

Hi Lisa! I just came across your blog and love it! Your boys are adorable and the scrapbooking....well, let's just say it is much much better than mine :)
I too have micropremies...triplets born at 28 weeks. They just turned three Grace has SQCP and the best smile ever. Although we are American, my husband and I got to live in Sydney for 2 years and are trying to figure out how to get back.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Skye :-)

I try to remember that one day I will look back at this and laugh...

Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Jacolyn :-)
I find it hard enough managing with my two - can't begin to imagine life with triplets. But if we have double the love - yopu must be lucky enough to have triple the love!

Hugs,
Lisa

Lauren said...

WOW, what an eventful day, hope you enjoyed that drink of yours, sounds as if it was well deserved.
Lauren xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thanks Lauren :-)