Monday, June 23, 2008

Nutritional Information

So, you've got one piece of sandwich left...

"But Mommy, that one's been on the floor."

"That's okay," I say blithely, "I swept today."

"But Mommy, it has dog fur on it."

"You can lick the dog fur off. Besides, dog fur is good for you, it has fibre and fibre makes you poop. "

"Eating dog fur makes me poop?" (the eager tone is unmistakeable)

"Yes, yes, absolutely."

And the last bite of sandwich disappears with gusto. I feel a little bit like a fraud....

8 comments:

Sister K said...

i recommend a point...that goes in the category of how eating crust helps you whistle better! lol...better make sure lil' one doesn't start to eat the dog! i recommend another point if word starts spreading to friends...

*pab said...

+1 WMP for making your kid eat food bedecked with dog fur. no points for eating off the floor, since you did sweep, after all.

momma said...

LOL! I never, ever would have thought of that excuse. Perfect!

*pab said...

oh, i forgot to say this in my earlier comment: +1 extra WMP if your kid hacks up a hairball instead of passing a BM

Round the Bend said...

Funny you should say that...

For about three days now he's been making this raspy gargling noise... and claims that his mouth feels yucky. So when I read that I might be encouraging hairballs, I just laughed so hard that the children are looking at me oddly.

karen said...

+ 1 WMP for worrying the children with laughter! Keep them guessing, I say.

Epiphany Alone said...

For about three days now he's been making this raspy gargling noise... and claims that his mouth feels yucky.

I conclude that it's a point for the initial incident, but this alone deserves a point. I nearly snarfed reading that...

LMP said...

I love you.