Popcorn is an inherently fun food, like bubble gum, jello, unshelled peanuts and ice cream. It’s also on the list of Top 10 Choking Hazards. But, so are meat, carrots, and apples…
“This is popcorn. Give it a try.”
Munch. (smile) Munch. Munch. Munch. Munch. (smile) They like it, but they’re not fully appreciating the “inherently fun” aspect of their snack. I toss a few kernels in the air, try to catch them in my mouth, and… I miss. I’m out of practice. I catch one, then another. “That’s seven in a row!” Mingus eggs me on, “See if you can do 10!” Now, they’re with me. “See if you can do 20!” Beluga grabs a fist full of popcorn and throws it into the air.
Mingus gets the idea to wedge the popcorn into his nostril and thinks it is very funny. “Look what I did!” Dazed by popcorn euphoria, I laugh and giggle and kiss him on the forehead. So, he does it again.
“Oh, wait that’s actually a really bad idea ”