This morning, I made some scrambled eggs for my son. I plopped them down on the table in front of him and sat down.
"Mama," he said. "Could you please get me some salt, pepper, and hot sauce?"
"Sure, Bubba." I brought them out and watched as he poured a lot of hot sauce on the eggs. I didn't say anything.
He took a bite. Let me just say, the faces and sounds he made resembled something like a constipated gorilla. He fanned his open mouth. "Milk!" he gasped.
I chuckled and brought him some milk.
He gulped it down and put out the fire.
And then do you know what he did? He added more pepper to the eggs!
"Dude," I said. "I'm not sure that's such a great idea. Pepper is kind of spicy. Why don't you just scrape off the hot sauce?"
He shook his head. "Pepper will neutralize the hot sauce."
"Whatever you say, Bubba." I watched him take another bite.
Tears nearly came out of his eyes as the pepper and hot sauce lit his mouth on fire.
He gulped down more milk and looked at me sheepishly. "Maybe you were right, Mama."
Uh huh. Mamas are always right!
No better way to learn than from experience :-)ReplyDelete
Now he sure knowsReplyDelete
I hope he remembers!Delete
hahaha he won't be all hot to trot for it anymoreReplyDelete
I should think not!Delete
As you say Sherry mothers are always right,ReplyDelete
Hope you and your family are well.
Great to be back again.
Good to see you, Yvonne! I was wondering how you were!Delete
I love the flavor of hot sauce but I have no tolerance for spicy. He's braver than me!ReplyDelete
Braver than me, too!Delete
I imagine steam coming out of his ears. I like my food hot but that's going a bit far!ReplyDelete
That would be a bit much for me, too!Delete
See, if he didn't try this with you, he'd always wonder how that would taste. Now, you'd satisfied his curiosity!ReplyDelete
Sometimes you just have to try to be sure!Delete
That's a good way to learn a lesson. I would have interfered and said, No, you can't do that.ReplyDelete
You are a wise Mama to let him make the choice and have the experience. I should have done that more with my son.
If it's not something that's going to land him in the hospital, I let him try.Delete
I like it hot and spicy, but that's overboard!ReplyDelete
For me, too!Delete
I am impressed that he knew to go with dairy, rather than the classic mistake of water. Well done, Bubba.ReplyDelete
That's only because he's done the spicy thing once before.Delete
That's way too hot. Good thing he had his mama nearby.ReplyDelete
Mama to the rescue!Delete
you need to turn your blog posts into a comic strip! all these antics and sweetness remind me of For Better or Worse, Baby Blues, and Family Circus (remember that one?) SERIOUSLY!! know any cartoonists?ReplyDelete
and thanks for supporting my BBF blog tour!
Heather Holden is a cartoonist, and she said she'd be willing to turn these things into comics. We'll see. Maybe someday they will be comics!Delete
It takes them forever to learn that about Mama. Then they become teens and forget it.ReplyDelete
I hear you. I have a teen like that. Hopefully they'll remember again when they enter their twenties!Delete
You just never know for sure until you give it a try. But in the end, Mamas are ALWAYS right. :)ReplyDelete
I like some of my foods to have a bit of a kick to it, but that sounds like my eyes would be watering just being in the same room, LOL. Good thing you had lots of milk to help wash it down.ReplyDelete
Milk is best for putting out spicy fires.Delete
I think every kid has to learn the hard way the dangers of spicy foods!ReplyDelete
Yes, I believe you are right about that!Delete
Milk -- very smart lad. I tried water after downing a habanero pepper. BAD idea.ReplyDelete
He learned that the hard way, too! Now he knows milk is what you need for spice fires.Delete
It's good he's not afraid to try new things, but Mamas are usually right!ReplyDelete
OK, all boys share the same DNA. My son ate one of the hottest flavors of boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings the other day. I thought he was going to puke on the table. After he drank two cups of pepsi, he asked for another hot wing. Oh my word! I hope you are taking notes with your boy and planning your next book:-)ReplyDelete
A face that resembled a constipated gorilla? Ooh, you do make me smile.ReplyDelete