I don't know when it started, but for as long as I can remember, I've had an irrational fear of igniting gas grills. I'm scared it will explode...because you know, PROPANE. I have no problem actually grilling once it's lit. That means, for YEARS, I've had OTHER people light the grill...and turn it off for me.
Well, my husband recently upgraded the grill we've had. We bought a beautiful 4-burner Weber grill on sale a couple of weeks ago. Even though we got a GREAT deal on it, it was still expensive. I made a comment about grilling more often to justify the cost. As soon as I said that, I knew what had to be done. I had to get over my irrational fear.
I asked my husband to give me another tutorial on how to turn it on. I told him I was determined to get over this fear, so I could use it to make dinner on weeknights. He was more than happy to show me. Then, I took my first "test"...
I was very nervous, but I felt comforted with him being next to me...in case something went terribly wrong. Like, he could scream, "STOP!" if I was reaching for the wrong thing. Anyhow, once I turned it off and on with him nearby, I was ready to do is ALONE.
Last night, I walked onto the deck with a couple of steaks and hot dogs and faced my fear.
I know it seems silly, but I'm really PROUD of myself! My husband was surprised I actually followed through with my goal. He had seen me chicken out so many times before. And...he was impressed I didn't CALL him while I was doing it for reassurance.
The steaks came out perfect by the way...so now I'm on my way to becoming a true grill master. LOL.