February 09, 2008

He's a Member of the H2O Fraternity

Mr. T got in the asexual Mom-mobile the other day, quite giddy over him and his buddies’ feat at lunch.

It seems that he and the boys he sat with at lunch, drank more chocolate milk than anyone else ‘ever has’. He said this as if it was in the history of his school. There were only three cartons left in the cafeteria when they were finished.

I said to him, “Dude! You are lactose intolerant! You chose to buy Mac ‘n cheese at lunch today, topped off with THREE cartons of chocolate milk… you get REALLY gassy with two much lactose. What did you do?”

Mr. T laughed and replied, ‘They were all silent and I blamed it on Alex.’

Lovely. Blaming someone else. So much for personal responsiblity.

Ringo chimed in about his buddy that drank 3 bottles of water once at lunch. I took this as an opportunity to explain to them about drinking contests being ‘not so bright’. Even something like water can kill you if you drink too much.

I prattled on as I am apt to do, and at some point, I am sure they are hearing ‘wah, wah, wah, wah, wah…’ as I become the voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher. But something took. I went on to explain that in college, there could be drinking contests and even contests with water were dangerous and to walk away.

Flash forward to this morning. I took my Webelos to get certified in First Aid through the Red Cross. I was zoning in and out of the course, and something came up about drinking water and Mr. T raised his hand and said, “Yeah, and you know, when you get to college, when the gangs try to get you to get in a drinking water contest, you need to say no because even drinking too much water can kill you.”

The instructor just kind of stared at him and gave him a speechless *blink*.

The other mother looked at me and said, “Gangs in college? Where did he get that?” And as I stared ahead at my boy, trying to get in his head I replied, ‘I’m thinking I mentioned fraternities at college and somehow in his head they turned into gangs…’

It’s the only thing I can come up with…

Posted by Boudicca at February 9, 2008 09:47 PM | TrackBack
Comments

My personal record was eight milks at lunch.

You could hear the milk sloshing when I walked...

Props to Mr. T, though, for doing it while lactose intolerant. They'll have to start calling him Methane Man...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 9, 2008 10:45 PM

So I have to ask, were you in 5th grade? This seems like a 5th grade thing to do. The water drinking contest in Ringo's class was also 5th grade.

Posted by: Bou at February 9, 2008 10:55 PM

Fifth grade it was! That's funny as hell...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 9, 2008 11:13 PM

I remember, I was so full (and miserable), I could only lean against the wall during lunch recess. I didn't move.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 9, 2008 11:17 PM

Ugh.

Posted by: vw bug at February 10, 2008 07:48 AM

T1G- Three points officially make a trend! Fifth grade has a thing about liquid contests! Mr. T felt pretty crappy. He told me he felt awful the rest of the day and didn't play in recess. I suspect that you had a foot on Mr. T and 20-30 lbs on him in 5th grade. Heh!

VW- What you have to look forward to!

Posted by: Bou at February 10, 2008 09:14 AM