An apple a day...chases friends away!!
Once upon a time I got up early as I do most mornings to get the kids off to school. We went through our normal routine of getting dressed, hair done, shoes on, double-checking homework, etc. As I got Oakley's jacket on, and lifted her backpack to put it on her, I realized it was WAY TOO HEAVY!! My first thought was CRAP, she has bee taking toys to school. I begin the search opening the main pocket...EMPTY...continue to the second biggest pocket...EMPTY, and finally unzip the only other pocket that could hold such weight to unveil a pile of...
ME: "Oakley, why do you have apples in your backpack??!!"
OAKLEY: "Cause I like to save 'em."
ME: "Where did you get these??"
OAKLEY: "At school."
ME: "Why don't you just eat them at school??"
OAKLEY: "I just am not that hungry.."
seemed simple enough...to her...
I took them out of her backpack to find that some of them had been there....a while...!!
I told her that she can't save apples from school, because they were rotting. I held one up and asked her if she really wanted to eat it, and of course she winced in disgust. What if that morning I hadn't put on her backpack, just like most days...how long would they have sat there decomposing...(shudder)??
Moral of the story is: If you have food that you can't finish, don't put it in your pocket to save for later, soon you will stink and have no friends.