Didn't get home till 10 p.m. after parent-teacher interviews tonight. Tired after a long day, came home to discover my son had accidentally set the kitchen on fire trying to keep a pizza warm in the oven IN THE BOX!!! He threw the flaming box out in the backyard, grabbed the kitchen fire extinguisher (thank God we had one!), put out the fire, evacuated the pets, and cleaned up most of the mess.
When I got home, I still had to clean out the oven (it needed it anyway...) and re-wash the floor I had washed just before leaving for work this morning. Some days just suck....
With so many other tragic outcomes to this story, Praise God that you came home to your son cleaning up a mess, versus the fire department cleaning up what was left of your home, or much much worse. Some days are just awesome.
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Donna, so sorry you had such a tough day. Thankfully it was not worse. Your son did well to act so fast and put out the fire.
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I'm so glad this didn't have a tragic ending. I'm sure after a long day at work, it was the last thing you needed to come home and face. Glad things did turn out alright, and your son and the house were ok.
Glad to hear you still had a home to come too. It sure could have been a tragedy, had it not been for some quick thinking. If having to clean a few things was the only damage, I would say you fared well.
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Wow! I always put the pizza (in the box) in the oven on "Low" until we are ready to eat. Guess I'll have to be more careful in the future! A lesson learned from your DS!
I'm so glad all you had was a mess. He certainly handled this potential disaster very well. You must be proud of him. (Along with many OTHER thoughts!)
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