Sunday, March 22, 2009

That wasn't quite how I thought it would go ....

The urchins love for me to tell them stories of my childhood. Especially Sass, who finds it just astonishing that I was once a child.

One of her favorites is a short but disgusting one, where I decided to have a little ol' nibble of the Milkbone.

Don't ask. I've no idea. I was about 5 at the time, and I suppose I just thought it sounded like a good idea. After all, the dog thought they were awesome. Why wouldn't I, said the five-year-old logic?

Five-year-old logic has a tendency to be flawed at times. It was just as gross as you think it was.

So today, as I was making lunch, Sass came to help and said, "Mama, tell me the story about when you ate the dog biscuit." I always really ham it up for her, telling her how Pal was all jealous and sad that I was eating his treats. And YES, I always mention how icky it was.

Apparently that wasn't much of a deterrent.

After lunch, Sass was blowing bubbles for the dogs to chase (their favorite fair-weather activity). They had all stopped for a break and a treat when Sass suddenly decided that, by golly, now would be a fantastic time to try a dog biscuit!

YAY! Or not.

I tried to warn her, but Sass is not only sassy, she's stubborn too. I suppose she thought I was holdin' out on her, keepin' her away from the really good snacks. She chomped down on the dog biscuit like it was a, well, a biscuit. For people.

Oh how suddenly she changed her mind.

The spitting and sputtering and then the yelling "AAAHHHH, GROSS!!!" Thank goodness we were outside.

After many water swish-and-spits (and two toothbrushings), I think she is ready to leave the dog treats to the dogs.



smalltownmom said...

Had to try it for herself! My sons both tried the cat food. Once!

Kris said...

Ah, kids. They're just never content to learn from OUR mistakes, are they?

Vanessa said...

As a kid I also thought it would be a good idea to try the Milk Bones but we always got the ones that were multiflavored. Guess which one I picked? Yup, the green or "vegetable" one! I learned just as quickly as you and Sass....those things are gross!

Tara O'Rourke said...

ROTF...guess she deserved THAT. GIGGLE....are you SURE she isn't one of my brood?