Sunday. A great day to be filled with the glory of God and have lunch with friends and or family. So there we sit, at a lovely Italian local restaurant that I dearly love because of the gluten free options, and my children are nicely playing with their play-doh and noodle necklaces… and us adults are having a pretty deep discussion about our fears in life. Suddenly I hear over the voice of another adult talking, “GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH!!! MOOOOOM! Jack has a piece of gum!” My attention was quickly halted from a lovely adult conversation to the now shrieking of one of my older kids pointing his finger at his little brother and then begins to tell me…..
“MOM! Jack found a piece of gum under the table and it’s in his mouth!”
I check my mom-o-meter before shrieking my own words to him and asked him with a worried eye, that is now twitching thinking of the the horror of what could actually be happening. My 4 year – sweet, adventurous, always curious son, opens his mouth to show me the gum that he is chewing.
From there is all seemed like a slow motion film as I am trying to utter the words “SPIT THAT OUT!!”. By this time even my non-germ-a-phob hubby has his eyebrows crossed and telling him loudly to spit it out. At that moment all I could do was break out in laughter. Which was then followed by all the other kids laughing which in turn, made my 4 year old break down in tears and try to hide.
I am completely horrified and thinking of all the nasty things that are now all in his mouth, but I can’t stop laughing. I really should not be surprised by his actions as this is the child that has always licked and eaten the weirdest things. For example.. He has licked concrete, pavement, sidewalks, bugs, eaten grass to be like the dog, licked the walls, windows, faces and anything else his little tongue could reach.
After I gained my composure, I don’t know why, but I made my little man drink lots of water and then dunk his hands in the water so I could wipe them clean. Like I said- no idea why- the damage was already done.
Today’s lesson in life – hmmm I honestly have no idea. At this moment I am just praying he is blessed with an extremely strong immune system.
What has been the weirdest thing your child has licked or eaten?? I know I am not alone