Yesterday we finally tried out the popcorn popper that we got as a wedding present.
(Keep in mind we've been married for more than 3 yrs.)
|I think that face says it all!|
This little machine is so awesome that it doesn't even have an on/off switch, and it sparks every time you unplug it from the wall. But, after setting off 3 of our apartment's fire detectors we found out that; 3 year old popcorn does actually pop, it tastes like cardboard when it isn't flavored, 1/2 cup of kernels makes enough corn to make a 15+ foot long garland, stringing popcorn makes a HUGE mess, and Reli is terrified of the popper.
I found this last part hilarious because she loves watching corn pop in the microwave! It might have something to do with the fact that the smoke alarm went off because she keeps looking warily at the ceiling and saying "I hear a noise Mommy!"
I have now decided that stringing popcorn isn't as fun as they make it seem on TV, and it is not something that we will be repeating until we own our own house. Then we can hang the strands on a "critter tree" outside instead of hiding them in a box away from the cats. (Cats and popcorn...Who knew?)
So, has anyone else tried any holiday activities that have totally blown up in your face?