Monday, November 24, 2008

The Unexpected Ingredient

I must tell you that having a big family assures me of never running out of stories to blog about.


This evening Amanda was helping Robin make butter nut squash soup. Apparently you have to cook all the vegetables on the stove top and then while it’s still hot puree it in a food processor. As Robin was finished pureeing the delicious smelling soup and transferring it out of the food processor back into the pot, Amanda pulled a chair up to the kitchen counter to see what her mommy was making. As Amanda was watching her mother throw additional spices into the mix Amanda decided that it was her turn………She picked up our cordless telephone and in it went. My telephone that was a beautiful metallic grey was now dripping squash orange. I thought that it was dead. Obviously if the liquid didn’t kill it, the heat would have….right? I was amazed, I took a damp towel and dried it off; the darn thing still worked. After about a half hour we received a phone call and Robin picked up. She noticed that it was difficult to hear the person at the other end because squash had gotten into the ear holes. I’ll wait until it dries up and I’ll use a toothpick to clear it out.

Consumer Report: If you are in the market for a new cordless telephone, make sure the Panasonic KX-TG 5571 makes the short list.


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10 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

She's a connoisseur, obviously. I bet she wouldn't have thrown a Nokia in

Michelle said...

I found your blog through Ella Grace. We have a 6 month old Down Syndrome little girl...our angel, our blessing. The story about the phone in the soup is great...makes me look forward to all the moments ahead and all the fun experiences, laughs, learning, etc that we get to experience. You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

This is kind of random, but I am the mother of an 8-year old with Down Syndrome. i just purchased a Down Syndrome doll for her, but after reading this article I wonder if I have made a bad decision. I'd be keen to hear your thoughts BStrong!! Thanks, Linda

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1886457,00.html

MrsKatherineA said...

So glad to have found your blog - you have a beautiful family - your joy in the unexpected and the challenging is an inspiration. Thank you.

Kim Ayres said...

I must tell you that having a big family assures me of never running out of stories to blog about.

So has your family shrunk...?

firemom31 said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have included your blog in a directory of Down Syndrome resources I am building. You can view the directory at http://downsyndromehelp.boomja.com/and go to the Down Syndrome Blogs link on the left of the featured topics.

Treasure Hunt said...

LOL - It's not just kids - I was visiting my 29 y/o daughter this past summer. The short story - I washed her cell phone, my son-in-law's cell phone and their digital camera - all at separate times. - None survived! (every time I visit, I destroy some sort of electronic device in the wash)
You'd think after the first time they'd learn to take everything out of their pockets, obviously my pocket check technique is less than perfect.
Your kids are ALL beautiful.
My 18 y/o nephew has Down's Syndrome. He has 2 younger sisters. They are entered in a Jonas Brothers Video Dance Contest! Please, encourage them on, http://auctionmediapress.com/general/free-to-share-video-2

Kelly said...

Your own little family version of "Phone...I mean...Stone Soup".

:)

Paloma said...

Do you plan on posting anymore? I sure hope so!

socks12ful said...

I know it may not have to do with the blog but, I think that people with down syndrome are so inocent! :) I helped out in a class with student's with down syndrome and they are so inocent! It's amazing!