I've got a moral dilemma and could use your advice.
Recently, both of my kids both had diarrhea something awful. They had that barely make it to the pot on time, full on stomach cramping, awful situation all afternoon long. By the time my husband got home I was quite worried and wondering if they had food poisoning. So he and I went over what they ate again and again, and couldn't think of anything that would be off - or that we hadn't eaten ourselves with no consequence.
When suddenly I yelled, "The cheese! It's the cheese!". My kids are allowed to help themselves to apples, yogurt or string cheese without asking. But I had recently purchased some LiveActive, probiotic (help you poop) cheese by Kraft and told everyone it was, "MOMMY'S CHEESE. DON'T EAT MOMMY'S CHEESE." But in making it the forbidden cheese I made it the irresistible cheese - because they had eaten almost an entire package in one day. Giving them a bad case of the trots.
The fact that they were able to eat an entire package of cheese is a sad statement on my parental observation skills. But in my defense they are stealthy and know how to bury something in the garbage can. Husband had no sympathy for them at all, "They'll sure learn that they need to listen the hard way won't they." Sort of a "let them smoke the cigars behind the barn till their sick" approach. Whereas I felt bad for their fiery little asses.
And now dear reader, we arrive at my dilemma.
Husband can knock back three or four Vitamin Waters a day, at least. So when I go to grab one they're all gone. (And frankly, those are like liquid gold since they go for a buck a piece) So this time after grocery shopping, I pulled out my trusty sharpie and wrote my name on half of them. "MOM'S WATER". But when I showed him he was all, "You gonna write your name in your underpants next?"
Well, this morning I noticed that three of "MOM'S WATERS" were gone. Husband took them to work. But what he doesn't realize is that I mixed up Miralax in most of my waters. Not as some kind of trap mind you. But because I always forget to take the damn stuff, and thought I might stand a chance of getting some in if I premixed it.
So the question is, do I call him and warn him not to drink the laxative waters? Or do I let him "learn" like he had the kids do? Mmm?