Pot Pity

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Definitely not what you think. It’s about a strange occurrence that has been happening in the Thimons house almost too regularly. It’s becoming so habitual, it’s frightening.

I’ve ruined 2 good pots since we moved into Pio’s place. Ruined them in the most idiotic, dumb ways ever. By turning on a burner, putting the pot with a veggie (it’s always a vegetable) on the burner and finding another project that needs to be done. Like cleaning the bathtub, checking my e-mail or vacuuming. Or giving the kids a bath. Or all four at once. (just kidding)

Today I ruined pot number 3.

"Mommy’s on a roll, kids!" CG shouted amidst the billows of smoke from the kitchen. I stuck my head out of our bedroom where I was re-organizing the dresser drawer. Instantly remembering the mental note a little too late..

"I forgot, I put peas on!!!!!" (a vegetable again)

"You’re averaging a pot every two days…." came the reply.

Why is this happening? It doesn’t make sense? Do I have some deep subconscious hatred for vegetables that is coming out in harsh ways? Am I just really forgetful? Every time this happens, I sorrowfully look into my pot, mourn its loss (now I only have a skillet and two jumbo sauce pots) and then CG tries to work his maintenance man magic in reviving the little fella.

So far total losses:3, recoveries: 0.

We’ve tried baking soda, vinegar, Clorox, lots of soap, letting it soak, talking to it, scraping, and burning it some more. Dead. All of them. Goners.

So what’s the lesson that I’m still not learning? How can I combat this plague of burned pots in the kitchen? For starters, I’m thinking stop getting sidetracked. Which equals having to lock myself in a room with no doors, windows or telephones or belt myself to the stove. Which kind of happened the other day when I ran to get Chubs and my shirt was wrapped around the drawer, quickly jerking me back to the stove with vengeance. I was annoyed, but found the jerk helpful. The carrots were over boiling. (Vegetable)

Secondly, I could try taking some fish oil for focus. Is ADD an age-progressive disorder? If so…I definitely have got to get my game on.

Third, maybe I should stop cooking veggies.

So, a stove belt, some fish oil and lots of carbs. Sounds like I’m in business for keeping the rest of my cookware in tact.

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