Want Some ABC Cracker? (Already Been Chewed!)

My daughter is munching on some Multigrain Saltines (healthy air with salt) when she suddenly spits out some on my arm.

Exhibit A:

Like any good mama, I offer it back to her. MULTIPLE TIMES. Off my arm. She declines. WITH VIGOR.

Exhibit B:

So I eat it. Yum. Already been chewed crackers. Off my arm.

Except there is a husk, of what I can only surmise is a popcorn kernel, in the ABC cracker. Which clearly led her to spit out the cracker in the first place.

In conclusion, my daughter will be much more popular in school than I was.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

4 thoughts on “Want Some ABC Cracker? (Already Been Chewed!)

  1. My husband had to remind me about a year ago that eating food my daughter spit out wasn't okay. We were at a friend's for dinner and risotto wasn't her thing, but was mine…. Oh, the lines we cross without even thinking about it…

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