Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Milky Way

“I think he doesn’t like milk anymore.”

This was what I said to Susanne this morning after Danny had refused his milk:

a) when offered to him in a sippy cup yesterday morning
b) when offered to him in a bottle last night
c) when it was offered to him in a bottle this morning

I was definitely perplexed. I mean, the boy has always loved milk and I figured he must be pretty thirsty after having gone from about 7 pm to 7 am without a drop of liquid.

Now, Susanne and I are a bit different. I don’t think of her as the brain trust of the family for nothing.

Her response to my statement above was “could the milk be sour?”

“Well of course not. I just opened it yesterday and it’s not even expired until September 8th or something like that.”

“Did you taste it?”

Now, in retrospect I wonder why I always have to be the one to taste the foods and beverages we are unsure of, but I was pretty concerned about Danny and I happened to be holding the freshly poured bottle.

The moral of this story is that Susanne is always right and expiration dates on the boxes apparently are NOT always right.

Happily Danny gulped down a bottle of other whole milk we had that was not expired so our tale has a happy ending. But I have an oddly bitter taste in my mouth still--even hours later. I wonder, does this make me the worst mom ever or just the least deductive one? -Monica

11 comments:

Sara said...

mystery solved! it doesn't matter who solved it, just that Danny has his milk!

Susanica said...

Thanks Sara. You're right. Thank goodness I was smart enough to keep his sippy cup of water full for him yesterday. I just couldn't figure out why he'd take one taste of the milk and basically toss the cup or bottle aside. All's well that ends well--you're right! -Monica

Xbox4NappyRash said...

You can be forgiven as long as it wasn't chunky I guess.

Susanica said...

It was not "chunky", it was, um, thick. And isn't it true that some people actually like the taste of buttermilk? Guess Danny is just not one of them. -M

Xbox4NappyRash said...

The Dutch drink 'Karnemelk' every day.

Basically, butter milk.

Susanica said...

Yummm...personally I'd prefer something like Karnebeer. Seems the fermentation would actually make beer taste pretty good ;-)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

For beer you need a good Belgian...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westvleteren_Brewery

Swistle said...

I have definitely done that, even including the part of looking at the expiration date and concluding it can't be THAT, then.

Susanica said...

Thanks Swistle. I feel a lot better now. And I just realized that if I comment on every comment then I double my comments. Brilliant! I know you don't have to do things like that since you have such a fabulous audience, but a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do ;-) Thanks for writing! -M

Stimey said...

Hilarious. Do you think he was wondering why you kept trying to force him to drink sour milk? :)

Susanica said...

Yes Stimey. Yes! -Monica