Yep, the crystal bowl my mom gave me for a wedding gift.
My 22m daughter had pushed it off the island and it shattered on the kitchen tile.
It was almost comical when my mom called as I was cleaning up the mess.
Learn from my mistakes:
- Keep a pretty fruit bowl on your kitchen island, but not a valuable one. You never know when it's going to be shattered.
- Keep a level head when things break. It's just stuff - even if it is special stuff.
- Cleaning. I've never read anything on the best way to clean up glass/crystal, but here's what I did: Put shoes on and gate the children out of the are. Sweep up the mess (including a very wide radius around the bowl). Put all the glass pieces into a thick cardboard box. Sweep again, paying special attention to the nooks and crannies, carefully looking for sparkly pieces of glass. Vacuum the area with a handheld vacuum. Mop the area with a wet swiffer mop.
I'll have to follow Meredith's lead and look for a beautiful bowl at the thrift shop!