Yesterday, I was doing laundry when I heard my older daughter screaming. Apparently, she put something metal in the microwave and it was spinning around on the tray, shooting up orange flames.
Now I feel she's old enough to use the microwave, but at some point, everyone accidentally puts something metal in the microwave (this was a piece of shiny wrapping that food was wrapped in). But she wasn't old enough, apparently, to know what to do when it caught on fire.
I've set small fires to the microwave before, but this was quite a dramatic fire. And I realized that my two kids were in the house and I was the only adult. So it was up to me to either extinguish this fire or figure out the next step.
Fortunately, the second I turned the microwave off, the fire went out. Good thing, because I really didn't know what the next step would be for a microwave fire. Would water make it worse, like for grease fires? Would a towel have been better? Clearly there was no time to google it.
Sometimes it's scary being the adult.