Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Childhood Secrets: If My Parents Ever... #BlogDare

No matter how open communication is with your parents growing up, there is bound to be some things they never knew...

I was a pretty good kid with really no secrets to speak of. I do remember one incident when I was in 5th or 6th grade when I went a little "wild" in the kitchen.

Now, my parents were gone for the day and I decided I was going to learn how to make candy. If you have ever attempted your own candy, you will know it takes some specialized equipment, specifically a candy thermometer, and instructions regarding temperatures and safety.

I was determined that I would be a natural in the kitchen and let my curious side get the better of me. Did my Mom every make candy? No. Did I have any idea what I was doing or how dangerous it could have been? No way.

Using my Mother's good glass saucepan I melted and cooked down the sugar... melting at least one rubber spatula in the process and of course ruining the pan. Some small flames ensued and with a full counter of dirty dishes I set the pan down on our kitchen floor.

The floor, for some insane reason, was carpeted with a highly flammable 70's short nap. Yeah, it melted, smoked and scared me half to death. So horrified by a pan melted to the carpet in the center of our kitchen, I cut around the carpet with a knife. The gaping hole in the kitchen floor was worse! I was sure that making my own caramels would be simple and delicious. Really all I made was a horrible disaster in the kitchen.

The mess was discovered and punishment was handed down, but I am still not sure if they knew exactly what happened. I am still shocked that I didn't hurt myself in the process. Ah, the luck of childhood.

So is there anything your parents never found out? Do share!
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