Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Aiding and abetting my junior scientist

My husband thought I was completely nuts when I allowed this:


Yes, we literally played with fire. For the record, we learned that paper and toothpicks are flammable, but grapes and spoons are not.

Refrigerator update below.

12 comments:

beth - total mom haircut said...

Really? You can't set fire to a grape? Who'd have thought...:)

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

We tried a fire experiment, too, but I insisted we do it inside the fireplace. Then I forgot to open the flue and set off the fire alarms. Oops.

Heather said...

You are a brave woman.

Magpie said...

You are teh fun mom.

My kid is currently obsessed with fireworks, thanks to her father.

Lady M said...

The Flaming Grapes would be an interesting name for a band.

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE THAT. you rock

Tree said...

You are quite brave. What fun!

Patois said...

Of course you're nuts. You're a mom. Great experiment. How cool that you let him do it.

JGH said...

Where's that great quote I read recently about how eliminating risk stifles curiousity?

Leslie said...

Way to introduce the scientific method! Now, on to The Late Show for Letterman's new segment, "Will it Burn?" I love it.

Jordan said...

That's awesome! If your spoon had caught fire, I'd have been a bit worried. ;-)

Vixen said...

You are a wonderful mother. I was a girl scout leader for years and their fave thing ALWAYS was learning how to properly light matches and then a fire. It's ingrained, best to teach them than have them experiment for themselves!