Monday, 22 November 2010

The Straw.

We went out for a meal this week. When we came to order our food we asked Jack if he'd like some of the lemon drink (7up) that he's lately developed a taste for. It's a welcome change from Fruit Shoots.

When the waiter arrived with the drinks Jack was, at first, concerned by the size of the bottle his 7up was in. Wow that's huge, I'm not going to even be able to lift it. But the waiter was one step ahead of him and promptly stuck a bendy straw into the bottle. Jack loves bendy straws and he was fascinated at how the straw managed to float in the bottle all by itself so it was a good resolution.

About 15 minutes into the meal Jack started having a little trouble with his drink. It seemed that the more he drank, the lower into the bottle the straw seemed to sink. At one point Jack nearly lost the straw in the bottle. 'Not to worry' we remedied the situation by changing the bend in the straw so that it hung rather than floated. Jack was once again happy with the solution and carried on.
A few more minuted passed before I watched Jack lose the straw down into the bottle. He discretely attempted to retrieve the straw first with his tongue, then his lips then his fingers. Finally he gave up and sighed saying... So much for that idea...

1 comment:

  1. the poor kid. having to face the realities of life at his tender age.