Just when I thought all I’d have to blog about the Christmas holidays was how Nolan got into the spirit of unwrapping gifts, he pulled a stunt just before I came back to work.
It was Sunday morning, and the little rascal decided to repeat a bit of an embarrassing procedure.
First, he dragged a kitchen chair into the hallway.
I thought it was to play with the light switch, which he has done in the past. But this time, he climbed onto the chair, stood up and started waving his hands towards the hall. I flicked the lights on and off, but he didn’t want anything to do with that.
I must’ve looked confused because he proceeded to get down from the chair and walk towards the stove. He grabbed a dishtowel off the handle, then walked back and got up on the chair again.
Towel in hand, he started waving it towards the hall.
It was then that I got his point.
Nolan was standing under our smoke detector.
Once, maybe twice during the holidays, our smoke detector went off because some crumbs were burning in the bottom of the oven. To clear the air, my husband took a dishtowel and waved it under the detector.
I guess Nolan was paying close attention to this and decided he wanted to copy the motion in a game.
It was just strange to me that he did it so out of the blue.
That night and again the next we had guests over, and Nolan just had to show them his new trick, as mom hid behind her hands.
My cooking has improved a bit, but the old joke is that you know my dinner is done when the smoke detector starts going off.