Monday, August 2, 2010

She was right about washing the reds and the whites together, too

posted Wed, 21 Nov 2007

As I pull out the oatmeal and saucepan:

Mom: You can do the oatmeal in the microwave, you know.

Me: I know.

Mom: It’s easier than on the stovetop.

Me [measuring oats, water and salt into the saucepan]: I know. I like it this way.

Mom: Then you don’t have to worry about it boiling over and you don’t have to watch it.

SH: She likes it this way because she likes it a little burnt on the bottom.

Mom: But it’s easier my way!

Me: I want to do it my way.

Mom leaves to take a shower. I ignore the pot and the oatmeal burns to the bottom, which is not a problem at my house because I have non-stick pans, but this one is plain steel or whatever that sticky surface is and the oatmeal is really stuck to it.

SH: It’s going to be painful, cleaning that.

Me: Not as painful as the “I told you so” I’m going to get.

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