At breakfast David was in his usual mood. I always get irritated when the he puts an empty cereal container back in the cupboard. I told him that it bugs me.
“But dad, there is cereal still in there!” he said.
So I shook the container. There was cereal alright. Four or five pieces.
“That reminds me, another boy bought me a sausage and egg sandwich yesterday morning for breakfast. I’ll have to eat that on the way to school.” David stated.
I replied, “no, that is not a good idea, and you will get sick.”
David argues, “But dad, it was still wrapped.”
So mom and I both explained about food poisoning. I don’t think he listened.
As I signed his daily report card, with him watching, we again extolled the concept that food, wrapped or not, that has been sitting in a van all day on a warm afternoon isn’t any good.
Not two minutes later, David asked, “Dad, did you sign my report card?”