A litany of domestic disasters #imustconfess

Where do I start with this prompt?

Many of you who have followed me for a while would be aware of my talent for creating domestic disasters.

It’s probably my greatest talent, even surpassing my ability to bite my nails or kill my garden.

If only I could make money or some sort of career from my amazing skills…

At least I’ve been able to get some awesome blog fodder out of my domestic ineptitude over the years!

Here’s a list of my top 5 domestic disasters. Yes it’s sad I was able to put together a top 5 – even worse there were more I could have added!

  1. The time I forgot that I was filling the bath and it overflowed, making a mess of my carpet and floors upstairs. It’s safe to say I will never make that mistake again…Don't let your bath water overflow onto your carpet www.myhometruths.com
  2. That moment I panicked and nearly set the house we were renting on fire. Turns out I’m not that good at cooking or in dealing with an emergency situation. This meme really does reflect my true talents in the kitchen!cooking ecard
  3. The great pie in the microwave explosion of 2013 (which cost me my microwave). I misread the instructions and thought they said 15 minutes, not 1.5 minutes. 7 minutes in, the microwave sparked up, acrid smoke poured out and the pie (and the microwave) were officially nuked.Great pie explosion of 2013
  4. And the more recent quinoa in the microwave disaster (which cost me another microwave). This time I actually read the instructions correctly on the packet but for some reason the quinoa burned solid. In the process, it also split apart a solid crockery mixing bowl and destroyed yet another microwave.When quinoa goes wrong
  5. My top 5 wouldn’t be complete without a nod to my non-existent sewing skills. I am forever challenged by the badge sewing required for Matilda’s Cub Scout shirt but at least I haven’t made a mull of it in the same way I have with school uniforms. A few years back I managed to stain a tunic with hemming tape (true story) while more recently I decided to just give up and use staples instead for a quick sewing fix.Sewing disaster - myhometruths.com

I challenge you to come up with a better list of domestic disasters. If you do, I think we need to get together and compare notes!

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16 Responses

  1. Vanessa says:

    Staples seem very efficient! I read about someone who uses Tarzan Grip for everything, including hemming 🙂

  2. I’ve overflowed the washing machine twice – I didn’t even think of that! Ha!

    • Kirsty says:

      I’ve somehow dodged that particular disaster so far but, then again, I’ve had my fair share of others over the years!

  3. Ah well, you will understand my domestic disaster very well indeed.

  4. I am trying to think of some disaster but I really can’t but let me assure you I am no domestic goddess either. Oh, that is right, there was that time I mistakenly made baked cucumber … let me tell you a cucumber is most certainly not a zucchini. Mostly I am just a shoddy house keeper who likes to make a mess and dreads cleaning one up.
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    • Kirsty says:

      Well I haven’t done that before but that’s possibly because I rarely have cucumber and zucchini in the house at the one time!

  5. Tory says:

    I use that hemming tape for pretty much everything – couldn’t live without it!

    • Kirsty says:

      Do you know why it would have made a stain on my daughter’s uniform? It’s like it leeched through the fabric somehow. I’ve never been game enough to use it since – it’s now staples for me all the way!

  6. Fortunately I can’t say that I’ve had any real domestic disasters … although I did nearly set fire to our rental house as well once. However it was a faulty gas tap on the stove – which I had turned off – and caused the bacon grease on the griller tray to catch fire. I nearly made it worse by chucking the tray into the sink and running water on it! Big NO NO!

  7. My mother when she first married my father thought you had to boil eggs for half an hour. She also kept the outside lettuce leaves and threw the middle. There was also a time all the washing turned pink, including my father’s shirts, so she buried them in the backyard rather than tell anyone. Dad did eventually dig them up.

  8. Ness says:

    You clearly can’t be trusted with a microwave, can you?! I can’t single out any specific things I’ve done, I just always seem to be disorganised and all over the place.

  9. Don’t worry,everyone does stupid things like that. When we got our first microwave, I decided I wanted to cook some cheese wrapped in tin foil in it. Needless to say, it was a stupid idea and thank God I heard the sparks which were coming out from there, because otherwise it would’ve blown up!

  10. Paula says:

    Oh I had to laugh at some of those! Haven’t we all done the same though? The amount of times I’ve left something in the microwave too long…

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