Happy Monday, Persephoneers! If it’s been three-day weekend for you, I hope it’s been a good one. I broke my favorite stoneware baking sheet this weekend. The good news? I have today’s Open Thread topic in the bag. You’ve seen that website, Shit My Kids Ruined, right? The one where photos are posted of marker on the wall, holes torn in the couch, red punch on the carpet, things like that. Tonight, I’m turning the tables.
What’s the shit that you’ve ruined? Either somewhat innocently as a kid, or accidentally as an adult, what have you rendered useless? My brother took some knitting needles to my parents’ new faux-leather couch. That did not go over well. I added stickers to a lot of things, including a handmade wooden desk and bookcase. Not my smartest moment. Both my brothers and I colored on the underside of the coffee table – that became kind of a running family joke. As an adult, I’ve ruined more than one saucepan by forgetting that I put rice on the stove. I vacuumed up a flannel shirt once and sent the vacuum to its grave.
How about you? What shit have you ruined? (After you’ve admitted to it here, go check out http://www.shitmykidsruined.com; it will make you feel better about your ruined stuff!)
P.S. ““ Official site business: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the first book club selection. Start reading, and get ready to discuss the book the weekend of March 17th!