Tuesday, 13. September 2011
The other day my daughter was helping me fix dinner. She was tossing the salad while I set the table. We both finished what we were doing and I told her to go wash up while I brought the food to the table. I was just about to grab the salad to bring it to the table when I noticed that she had tossed a few pieces of lettuce out of the bowl. Instead of putting them back in the bowl, I decided to pop them in my mouth. As soon as I popped the lettuce in my mouth I realized that it wasn’t lettuce. I had popped my daughter’s chewed up spearmint gum in my mouth. I spit it in the garbage and immediately asked my daughter why she had left her chewed up gum on the counter (I thought my rule regarding gum was pretty easy to remember, “If gum isn’t in your mouth, it needs to be in the garbage”). Turns out she took it out to pop a few pieces of lettuce in her mouth too. Well, all I could do is laugh and threaten to not buy gum again (EVER) if it is not properly disposed of.