This was one that completely left me stunned. I thought my daughter was joking but she was not. I bought a different kind of Microwave popcorn this time, and it's the kind that you tear off the side and it makes a bowl instead of opening at the top. DD10 completely freaked out and couldn't figure out what she was supposed to do with it.

Me: "Just read the directions and pop it like normal then open it like it says."

DD10 went off and put it in the Microwave. The directions said to pop for 2 to 2 and a half minutes. She came back and complained that not all of it was popped.

Me: Did you read the directions?
DD10: yes
Me: how long did you pop it?
DD10: 1 and a half minutes
Me: So you read the directions you just didn't follow them?
DD10: This whole bag is confusing! Who opens the bag from the side? How am I supposed to trust the instructions if the bag opens the wrong way?

I love the side effects of the gifted. Yes she is adjusting slowly to the different popcorn. Wonder if I should switch back or if I should stick with it now that she's figuring it out.


"Imperfections in our journey were what made it perfect."-Ewan McGregor