Saturday, November 22, 2014

You know it's time to clean...

... your oven, when your fire alarm goes off and your kids run to the table and inquire what's for dinner tonight?

I've heard stories that at some people's houses when the fire alarm goes off the kids cover their ears and cry because they don't know what that terribly loud noise is. Or at some places, the kids run for the door ready to practice that month's fire drill.

Then there's our house. The fire alarm goes off and the kids think I've sounded the dinner bell and turned on that awesome fog machine that most other kids only get to experience at dance parties. Wow is our Mom cool. Even the babies don't cry anymore.
I've tried to stress, that if the alarm goes off in the middle of the night then that means you need to get yourself outside and meet at the wagon wheels. But I know they'll probably rub the sleep out of their eyes, groggily wonder why Mom's serving dinner in the middle of the night and then get themselves to the table.

At least it's near the door, I suppose!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute! Chuckle! He,He
Love Mom :) Who has set off the smoke alarm many times over the years....do you remember Kimberly?

Allise said...

Haha, that's great! I feel the same way about my silly alarm too! 😉

Vanessa said...

Mom, I remember!! Fire alarms don't make me run for the door, but rather a tea towel to swing at the irritating nose to shut it up!

Maybe its a mother of four thing?! Ailsa used to say her oven was self cleaning... it'd catch fire a couple times a year and be good to go again... whatever was cooking would be a bit smokey flavoured... but you get used to it I'm sure!
Try out the fire method of cleaning and let me know! :)

Amber said...

The one at my parents' house goes off from shower steam. Needless to say, everyone's first reaction is to see who had a shower and didn't turn on the fan!