Every mother loves to send their adult children home with leftovers. In addition to leftovers from the family weekend we had together I bought my son his favorite “lemon” candies.
He had a 3 hour ride home. I knew it would be a little extra special. What I didn’t know myself was how extra special these candies became. My son called when he arrived home, about 5 hours later. It’s only a 3 hour ride. What happened that it took so long?
He told me he had to stop at every rest area with diarrhea. No one else had these symptoms so I wasn’t terribly concerned about food-poisoning. I suddenly realized, I gave him the sugar-free lemon candy instead of the regular.
Sugar-free candies often have a laxative effect if eating in excess. I asked him if he ate any of the lemon candies. He ate all the lemon candies on his way home.
Oh boy! What he learned from this experience. Just another valuable lesson this young man learned. He has never touched another piece of sugar-free candy since this incident. He reads the packaging on everything now!
What a way to go! Learn how to identify sugar-free candy on the label without eating it! I had good intentions. I just gave him the wrong bags of candy.
When you gotta go, you gotta go!