Another gorgeous day in Fargo - We have been enjoying an AMAZING April. 72 degrees, no wind.... nice and warm in the sun.
A perfect day to toast bread.
I am taking a short break from making revisions to my diss (argh). My mother is over and we are lounging on the patio, chatting... when I notice Zayd, 9, standing by our garden shed...
And there is something taped to the roof...
Me: Oh my God, mom. Look over there at Zayd.
My mother turns around.
Mom: WHAT is he doing!
Me: I think he is trying to cook something.
Mom: Oh my Gaad! Your kids are something else! Where do they learn these things?
Me: Zayd! (I yell over to him).
He ignores me.
He still ignores me. His hands are on his hips and he is carefully inspecting whatever it is he is cooking.
He whips around.
Me: Whatcha doing!
Zayd: I'm toasting bread!
Of course he is.
Me: What are you toasting it on? Is that aluminum foil?
Zayd: No! It's wax paper!
Mom: Zaydo! It will probably melt! You should use aluminum foil!
We are still yelling across the yard. We have a big yard.
Zayd: I know! But we didn't have any aluminum foil! We just had wax paper!
Mom: (to me) It's going to melt.
Me: Oh well....
A little while later, the wax paper is gone, and so it is the bread.
Me: Zayd? Did it work? Did you toast the bread?
Me: Did you eat it?
Zayd: Part of it.
Zayd: But I dropped it on the ground.
Ethan pipes in
Ethan: I did! It worked! The bread was really hard and kinda brown!
Hummm... the roof is brown...
And so is the ground.