The Joys of Snack Time!
I was by his desk just as I was crunching into my apple, barely missing the paper sticker label they now put on each and every piece of fruit. (That must take up a tremendous amount of time and salary for the grocery stores!)
"Yikes! I almost ate another one!" I exclaimed. "I should probably be more careful."
Said little boy offered, "I just ate one, too. I don't even look anymore, I just eat'em all now. Go ahead, they don't hurt you. I bet my stomach's way more fuller of 'em than yours is! And my stomach doesn't even hurt."
Then we spun off on a whole line of questioning and wondering what his stomach would look like, if you could see them in an x-ray, and more importantly, if you'd still be able to read what kind if apple it was!! We speculated about whether they'd all be stuck together in a heap or all stuck to the inside of his stomach....and yes, (this is a little boy!) whether he'd actually see them again!! (He hoped so!)
I was sad when the bell rang to go out for recess. I had enjoyed a simple, yet prominent highlight in my day! Best brain gym I'd had too.
We'll share snack time again soon and I'll be sure to go to his desk. Who knows what we'll ponder next?!
Mother of Invention, still wary of all the labels I've eaten!