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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21-04-2013 17:38 #1
Today's Dilema - what would you do?
21-04-2013 17:43 #2
Oh... Um... Err... Gee...
I'd let him have it. But can understand fully why others wouldn't. :-)
21-04-2013 17:43 #3
Five second rule.
21-04-2013 17:44 #4Senior Member
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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!
21-04-2013 17:44 #5
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.
21-04-2013 17:44 #6
Thrown it and dealt with the aftermath.
At home on the floor yes but not on random public space floors.
21-04-2013 17:47 #7Senior Member
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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.
21-04-2013 17:48 #8
wipe it on my shirt as best i could and let them have it..
21-04-2013 17:49 #9
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.
21-04-2013 17:51 #10
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