Yikes! And I thought I was clumsy.....you have definitely had a lot of trips to the ER. Now that you're a new mother, you'll have to work on that.Originally Posted by charlottej
My sister and I also started a kitchen fire making popcorn the first time my parents left us alone without a babysitter. I think we were around 10 and 12, old enough to know better, and this was a big step for my parents. This was in the 60's, and microwaves were not invented yet , so we were making it on the stove with oil. We started the process and then promptly forgot about it and the next thing we knew there was fire and black smoke was singeing the wall behind the stove. I threw water on it and it flared wildly, then we grabbed the flour container, and threw that all over. The flour put out the fire, and we were left with black soot on the wall, and wet clumps of flour everywhere. My parents came home mid-cleanup, and we were crying blobs of flesh. My parents didn't leave us alone again for many years after that.