this is how we peel potatoes at our house
T-Put the potatoes on.
T-8 minutes in the microwave. When it beeps, take them out, prick with fork, if their not done, flip and put back in for 2 minutes. Remember to put water in the bottom. You got all that?
Me-Oh, you mean like I’ve been doing for 13 years? Yes, I think I got it.
T-Okay *bounces out of house*
10 minutes later
T-Are the potatoes done?
Me-Yes, but they are hot so I’m letting them cool.
T-Jesus. They are harder to peel when cold. Come here and I’ll show you how to do it.
Me-*mumbling under breath* I don’t want to know how to peel those damn potatoes.
Me-*whining* You do it. They always burn my fingers.
T- You need to learn. What will you do when I’m not around?
Me-I won’t eat skinned potatoes?
T-*tries to give me THE look*
T-See, take the fork and rake it over them.
T-Now flip them over and keep raking.
T-Move peelings to end of plate.
T- Now, you get one and try.
Me-I don’t like your tone, Mister.
T-See, rake the fork…
Me-Okay. I get it. Go away.
T-You’re doing a fine job.
Me-I DON’T NEED YOUR VALIDATION!!