Tonight we were playing a game together.....a "match the opposite" puzzle game. Well, Noah's gum kept falling out of his mouth while he was leaned over looking at the pieces. He would also grab it and put it back in his mouth really quickly before I could stop him. How many times in a row can you use the 15 second rule? Is it cumulative?
After about the third time, I said, "Go throw that away, it keeps falling out of your mouth......and HOW did you get such a big piece anyway?" I usually split a piece between them, but today they had a whole piece of the really tiny sugar free kind.
"My sister gave me her gum," he replied.
*sigh* "Katie....you shouldn't share your gum, you are spreading germs and you have just been sick!" To which Noah offered his three-year-old logic."
"OH! I can take it apart!" and he took the big piece of gum in his hand and started to pull it apart, thus taking Katie's "germy" piece back out!!!!
What a change from a few days ago when I told Katie to stop putting her hands in Noah's face because she was sick. Well, Noah proceeded to go on a germ freak out session which involved washing everything that Katie touched, him, his fork, his plate, etc. He was SO worried about getting her germs!!!
"Nooooooo....it doesn't work like that Noah, just go throw it away!"
"Katie, why did you give Noah your gum?"
"We were playing tooth fairy give, and I thought of it and when I said it, he said, okay."