August 12, 2010
Life Lesson # 45
This afternoon, I gave each of my kids a can of soda to celebrate the fact that they slept in to 7am.
My kids like soda a lot but don't get access to it as much as they would like.
After a few minutes of guzzling, everyone lined up their soda cans for the big weigh-in.
Cortlen and Camber estimated that Kellen had consumed twice as much soda as they had in the same period of time.
Upset that his can had less liquid inside than his siblings' cans, Kellen immediately set out to remedy the problem.
He learned the hard way that topping off a soda can with water makes the can weigh more, but its contents taste worse.
Much wailing ensued. After several taste tests confirmed the undesirability of the beverage.
The wailing grew so loud that the soda can had to be confiscated.
"This is the worst day of my life!" he screamed as he stomped up the stairs.
I decided not to remind him about the day that he ran away from me in Macy's and they had to lock down the mall.