I hate our stove.
You know how there is/should be a safety measure on stoves where you have to push the knob down before you can turn them? Well on our stove this safety measure is slim to none. I think our cats could turn on the burners if they tried, in fact- I'm going to blame this morning's incident on our cats. That should make me feel better.
I was in the kitchen making smoothies and out of nowhere I smelled something strange- a chemical kind of smell. I turned around to see where it was coming from and I see Gavin's coat in flames on top of the stove and the flames were nearly up to the ceiling. About 848 thoughts ran through my head in half a second- FIRE!, STAY CALM!, don't scare the kids, yell for Steve, get the fire extinguisher, I don't know how to use the fire extinguisher, get the coat into the sink.....and so on.
Thankfully the kids were happily playing in another room so they had no clue this was even happening. I'm still not sure how the knob got turned, I must've bumped it when I was getting my smoothie cup down from the cabinet.
And, this has happened before. One of the kid's plastic plates caught on fire once. I know, I know- learn your lesson and don't put shit on the stove. Lesson has definitely been learned today. But to defend our putting shit on the stove habit, our stove is a built-in so it's part of the counter- it's also a little peninsula in the main area of the kitchen- where we dump everything when we get home.
Things learned: don't put shit on the stove and learn how to use the fire extinguisher. Nothing like a little adrenaline to get your day off to a good start.
Now, on to the original post I was going to write today.
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