That you can't put plastic bowls on a still warm burner.
Poor Jake, he has been trying so hard all day to be helpful. He wanted to make lunch and was very disappointed when I beat him to it. He begged me to let him make some dinner for himself and the girls, since he is really very responsible in the kitchen and loves to cook I agreed. I made him promise to read through all the instructions before he started and to come get me if there was any questions, then I made myself stop hovering and go sit in the other room. That's something I struggle with as a mother, stepping back and letting my children learn through trial and error sometimes.
He had no problems with the actual cooking, but then he forgot that the burner was still going to be hot for awhile even after you shut it off. I think he was really worried that I was going to be mad at him, but I was very calm and just used it as a teaching moment about how you have to continually pay attention in the kitchen.
Besides I got these bowls at Walmart, four for a quarter.
That means I'm out all of six cents.
P.S. Anyone know how to clean melted plastic off a stove?