My son has a cold. One of those settle-in-your-throat-and-lungs-and-head colds. I can't get it. I have major plans for the next two weeks, involving some extensive teaching and I just can not get his laryngitis.
So far, so good.
Tonight we go for ice cream. It's -13F, so what else would we do? And what does this offspring of mine do?
HE TAKES A SWIPE OF MY SUNDAE WITH HIS GERM-ENCRUSTED TONGUE!
Yes, I see you all gagging out there. You know where I'm coming from.
So I tell him to use the spoon, scoop off the parts he ate, and I'll use a clean spoon when we get home.
He dutifully scrapes off every part that's come in contact with his bacterial mouth. Licks the spoon.
And sticks it back in the sundae.
Now I ask you, what is a mother to do?
Take a guess!