11/17/07

Child Abuse?

Sweety and the boys are doing some yardwork. While removing a tree stump, they ran into a bunch of grub worms. I offered the boys money if they ate one. $150 if they ate it alive and let me video it. $100 if they want me to remove the pinching mouth part of the grub first. Sweety said that was very close to child abuse. I don't think it was because I wasn't forcing them to eat it. It was merely an option.

8 comments:

Mike said...

I used to offer my kids money to eat weird things when they were little. The only one that would do it was the oldest one, Lisa. She finally met her match when I paid her 5 bucks to eat a really hot pepper. Thought the poor kid was going to die.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

First, I hope they didn't do it, because, of course, bleeding heart that I am I feel sorry for the grub.

Secondly, I LOVE your twisted, pretty mind!

Chickie said...

Mike - They ate kimchi (hot Korean coleslaw stuff) once for a dollar. After that, whenever they didn't want to eat something for dinner, I'd tell them if they could choke down kimchi for money that they could eat anything.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Nah, they didn't eat it. But I wouldn't have felt sorry for the grub. Grubs turn into JUNEBUGS! Agh, to me, hell would be a long hallway filled with junebugs the size of golf balls.

And thank you! :)

Sara Sue said...

Oh man ... I was hoping we had video of child abuse!!

Chickie said...

Sara Sue - I'm sorry. I'll try harder next time!

Bec said...

I am totally surprised that you don't run over THOSE with your car just to hear them pop. Hey..if it works for acorns......

patti_cake said...

Chickie you kill me! I am going to try that with Madison when she gets older. Filing it away for reference. Bwaaa haaa haaa!!!!

Chickie said...

Bec - I'm too afraid of them to run over them. What if they don't die and attack me when I get out of the car?

Patti_Cake - I hope you have better luck getting her to do it than I did!