The daily challenges of keeping up with my kids arguments and my husband’s demands keeps my heart beating and my blood boiling. But every now and then, I like to experiment on my children.
Today I tested the self-control and patience of the offspring.
Objective: Try not to get pulled down and lose control of the consumables.
Test subjects: My children. Son, age 10. Daughter, age 5.
Experiment: Hold two large boxes of Twinkies and eat a whole one while informing them it’s for me only. They don’t get any.
Results: I had no clue the dog would overpower the kids in an attempt to rescue said Twinkies from my grasp. Both kids jumped up and down begging for one while I slowly consumed the sugar-laden, gooey treat.
Lesson: I really don’t like Twinkies. Honestly, I’m not even sure why I bought them. So I didn’t learn too much from this. I did, however, accomplish teaching my children that mass unpronounceable chemicals taste kind of good… in an artificial, chemical kind of way.