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    Default Today's Dilema - what would you do?

    I was in a supermarket with DS (who is 5) and he had just started on his small lollipop (very rare bribe, I mean treat). He dropped the lollipop on the floor and picked it up. Should he continue or should I insist he throw it in the bin?

    There is no opportunity to buy a replacement lollipop and he would not have accepted an alternative.

    What would you do?

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    Oh... Um... Err... Gee...

    I'd let him have it. But can understand fully why others wouldn't. :-)

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    Five second rule.

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    I would have told him to throw it out but if he's anything like my DD the lollipop would be back in his mouth before I got a chance to speak lol!

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    Meh.

    I wouldn't lick it, but meh. He's unlikely to get seriously ill from it, it's more "icky," than "dangerous."

    If it meant he'd not have a full-on temper tantrum, I'd grit my teeth and do my best to ignore the fact it went on the floor.

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    Thrown it and dealt with the aftermath.

    At home on the floor yes but not on random public space floors.

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    It would depend on a few things. Generally, I'd say we don't eat things that have been on the floor in a supermarket. Especially if I had told DD to be careful with it.

    However, if she was in a delicate frame of mind (for whatever reason) I might consider getting a bottle of water and washing it and letting her have it back.

    By delicate frame of mind i don't mean having a tantrum because she can't have it any more, I mean tired or emotional or genuinely sad she accidentally dropped it.

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    wipe it on my shirt as best i could and let them have it..

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    I would, and have let my kids keep eating it. My DS once licked the floor of the local Chinese takeaway joint. Kids are gross, let them be gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    wipe it on my shirt as best i could and let them have it..
    Same, anything for peace!


 

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