01 April 2012

Forbidden Cheese Curls

Remember the pottery I just got?  Well.  It was packed in something that very closely resembles white cheese curls.  Patrick told Elf, Emperor and G that they should go try them!
Mmm... forbidden cheese curls... mmm...
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G just chomped away and spat the gunk out in the trash after he realized how un-tasty it was.  Elf started in on the, "Mmm! Crunchy!" thing just as I was entering the room.  All I could think was, what do they spray their packing materials with?  Everyone had to rinse their mouth and generally knock it off/listen to me yell for a bit.  Elf was kicked out of the room for over an hour.   I'm just grateful no one swallowed these things.

I was upset most particularly at Patrick and G (what with their being 18 and almost 17) for trying these "curls," but I couldn't very well kick them out of their own room.  I removed the box.  I'm still not sure what to do with these "curls."  I think there must be a place to recycle them in town somewhere.  In the past we've recycled the old-fashioned "peanut" type things at the postal shop near McDonald's.  I'll have to dig through the box and make sure no half-bitten ones are inside before I try this getting rid of packaging materials trick again...

Emperor had no consequence.  Why?

See, he's allergic to milk... so... he didn't go try the cheese curls.  Smart boy.

I am going to turn into my father soon.  When my brother and I were riled as kids, he would frequently dispense such gems of wisdom as, "Stop ramming around!" and "Pick up a toy and play with it!" and "Knock it off!"  Add, "Don't eat the cheese curls!" to the list?  And I will be practically him.

On the one hand, I'm REALLY MAD at my kids, who should know better!  On the other, these "curls" really do have a very similar look and texture to cheese curls. I can't imagine we're the only family that has gone through a similar experience.

10 comments:

  1. I'd drop a quick line to the Polish Pottery place and just let them know how very tempting their packing material looks to kids. You've given them a LOT of business, the least they can do is ask that some nasty blue dye be added to their 'puffs' so they do not look like a familiar snack food.

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    1. I'm going to at least let them know and be more careful in the future. I wouldn't - and don't imagine they often - think children would want to eat these... not the first thing that comes to mind, but now that it happened to us I'm sure we're not the only ones.

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  2. A lot of places use biodegradable packing stuff - you might see what happens if you put one in water.

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    1. Does "biodegradable" mean "not recyclable?" This stuff gets littler in water but doesn't disappear entirely.

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  3. Maybe there is something to the term "plastic peanuts" that's displayed in the UPS shipping store :)

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    1. They are useful for feeding the plastic elephants at the zoo, aren't they? :)

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  4. Nope, none of mine have ever tried to eat them!
    I hope you find the right place to dispose of them.

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  5. None of my kids ever tried to eat packaging, but we didn't have those "cheese curl" types back then either.

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  6. I could totally see that happening at my house. Totally! And I love the "pick up a toy and play with it!" That is awesome. I will be using that next time little miss 4.5 is "bored."

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  7. Well, my kids have never done that but they are driving me crazy in the messy department. Lord have mercy. By the way, whatever happened to the option to follow comments? I used to love using that all the time.

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