Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Little Stroll Down Memory Lane

I am uninspired today. Looking out the window, all I see is cold snow. It is supposed to warm up to 57 by the end of the week.

I will wait until then to drive anywhere .........

My friend is way down there, tucked into her trailer. We talk on the phone .......

This is the parking lot .......
So, nothing to do but stroll through the land of blog while I wait for he who plays with fire to get the stove going. Yes, I am capable of starting a fire. He loves to do this for me, though. And who am I to deny him this small pleasure?
As I was reading I saw a reference to Easy Bake ovens. I gave Maya one for her birthday when she turned five. With three adults and four children in attendance, what could go wrong? We decided to have a tea party. My daughter-in-law, Diane, loves tea parties. Both Gramma Kathy and Gramma Barb were there, so like I said, what could go wrong?
Maya was to make the first cake, after all, it was her gift. While Jada and Gavin argued over which one would be next and I was reading the instructions to make the cake. I don't remember why Diane left the room, maybe the phone, I don't remember. Gramma Barb had the baby in her arms and we were talking. Maya was engrossed in helping me dump her ingredients into the bowl. Jada and Gavin had stopped arguing ............. they were trying to figure out how the cake would fit into the oven.
Next thing we knew Jada was calling all Grammas. Gavin had his hand stuck in the Easy Bake Oven. He was beginning to panic and tears were rolling down his cheeks. Jada was shouting instructions to the grammas with her raspy little voice that I love so much. Gramma Barb was holding the oven and I was holding Gavin's arm. We tried to pull and that wasn't working. His hand was really stuck. I squelched the urge to locate my camera, and we tried holding the oven up and trying to release his hand from below and the opposite. He was crying pretty loud by then. Jada was still trying to help. Maya was calmly mixing her cake and telling Gavin to get his hand out of her oven. I finally worked my fingers into the opposite end of the oven and I still don't know what I did, but his hand was released.
After we baked the "cakes" , it was decided that each child should cut and share her/his creation. Gavin had recovered and was all into the sharing, as was Maya. Jada sort of tossed her offering to all of us. Tea time etiquette and all that. Life here is so dull in comparison. Dull is good, though, I don't know if I could handle all that excitement on a daily basis. Must be getting old.



17 comments:

Sunny said...

On cold, snowy days memories are a great way to keep warm.
I miss the days of Fisher Price and building Big Wheels on Christmas Eve.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)
☼ Sunny

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

LOL!!!! I am glad you wrote about that!! Funny and I am glad no one was hurt in the misshap!

I loved my Easy Bake Oven, but I am glad there was no one to share it with. :)

I wish I was there with you today...we would have a great time, I am sure.

colenic said...

Kathy-
This is what it looks like at my house right now!! ALthough a bit more plowed....My hubby bought me an easy bake oven several years ago because my dad never let me have one growing up....hugs to you!!

Mamma has spoken said...

Oh how the snow will make me want to do the same thing! Except I have company and many errands that need to be done. But if I had my choice, I would stay inside, beside the fire, reading everyone's blogs.

Naqvee said...

very very cold

Jo said...

*heh, heh* Been there, done that...

Your place looks cold ... brr. Here in Vancouver it's warm and the grass is still green. I'm going to go for a long walk today.

Happy New Year, Kathy!

Jo said...

Only chocolate cake can make everything better -- whether it be child or adult.

So sorry about your gloomy, harsh weather -- hoping for brighter days to come.

Thank you for your always kind and supportive comments, Kathy...so appreciated and heartfelt.

Wishing you a glorious and warm new year,
~Jo

SkippyMom said...

You can send your snow to me darling! I know it is tough for you, but so lovely.

Yay to the Gammas for extracting the little one. Ouch for him tho'.

I always wanted an Easy Bake and I rectified it when the girls were little - they're fun! :)

houndstooth said...

Hee hee! Leave it to a boy to get his hand stuck in an Easy Bake oven! I saw so many of them on sale this year again at Christmas, and I confess, I was almost tempted to get one for myself. Aren't they just the best?

The Good Cook said...

Thank goodness the oven hadn't heated up yet! Now I think I need a cup of tea and a bit of cake...

Brian Miller said...

first, your pics give me shivers...snowed all christmas day here...hand stuck in the oven is not a good thing...

ellen abbott said...

Well, mine are older but four days of non-stop grannyness with all four of them is about all I an take.

Lorenza said...

All white... and cold... right?
That episode of the oven sure was "interesting"
Happy Holidays to all of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

squawmama said...

Great story... I love the kid ones!and GREAT pictures! I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL on the easy bake oven. I'm sure it wasn't too funny then but i can really picture it now. hehehe!

you got a lot of snow! we didn't get any (and i'm not complaining one bit) but it's raining now and is supposed turn off cold tomorrow and friday. brrrrrr

labbie1 said...

Hoping those caterpillars and persimmons were correct and that it is harsh at the beginning but then mild! Here's to MILD!!!!

Marla said...

Poor little thing but what a great story.