The Beverage Chiller

posted Jan 2, 2013, 9:54 PM by Smith Moments
May 29, 2012

I rushed around the kitchen preparing dinner as usual. MaryAnn clung to my leg (because she can get herself to where she wants to be now), so I scooped her up and prepared ingredients one-and-a-half-handed. As I shuffled through the fridge, I paused...and noticed MaryAnn's fascination with the sliding door on the "beverage chiller" (I think it's supposed to be a compartment on our fridge door to keep wine cool...but we don't drink wine, so it houses our ice cream toppings). Her wide eyes bulged with intense focus upon finding something that opens and closes. I helped her, close, open, close, open, touch the chocolate syrup, close. When she heard the slight squeaking noise of the door after several attempts, she paused and chirped in response. Warmth filled my insides as cold air leaked out into the kitchen.