Parker . . . now that he is 5 has become quite independent!! He was home with me for another month after elementary school started before his school started. One day I was upstairs putting Ty and Kendra down for naps. I always stay upstairs getting stuff done because Ty kept getting out of bed when he transitioned to a big boy bed!! Ty was still climbing out of bed when I heard Parker calling for my help. It wasn't a desperate call though. He just quietly said my name. Normally I would have said, Parker, "I'll be down in a few minutes . . . I have to put Ty back down for a nap." Well, for some reason, I just happened to go right downstairs to see what he needed help with. He was standing on the countertop facing the cabinets away from the microwave that was about to explode. Parker had no clue. As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I smelt the smoke. I think my microwave still smells (2 months later!!). Parker has never used the microwave before. I tried having him tell me how long he tried warming up the cheese queso for . . . or what numbers he pushed. You can't see the second picture very well but the time says over 38 minutes left!!!! I am so so thankful that I came downstairs right away. If I had waited until Ty fell asleep for his nap I would have been upstairs another 15 minutes for sure. I am thankful that Heavenly Father watches over me as a MOM EVERY DAY!!