|Blueberry scorpion lollipop|
During one of my brother’s trips back home, he saw in the airport gift shop lollipops with real scorpions in the center. For years, he and I have bought each other little gag gifts, so he decided a blueberry flavored one would be the perfect gift for me.
When my brother presented me with my little gift I got a kick out of it and thought it was interesting. It brought back memories of 4th grade science class when my teacher brought to school chocolate-covered grasshoppers, and I was the only student to volunteer to eat one. I remember it was actually kind of tasty, much like a chocolate-covered nut.
However, I am older and wiser now, so I am much more particular about what goes into my stomach. Consequently, that scorpion lollipop has been sitting around inside my desk drawer for close to 2 years. It has become melted and sticky over the last few months--and less and less appetizing.
Finally, after finding my pens stuck to the scorpion lollipop one too many times, I decided it was time to throw it away today. Right when I was about to throw it in the trash can, however, my 5-year-old daughter rushed over and yelled in panic: “Mommy, what are you doing?!”
I told her that I was throwing the lollipop out because it was getting too gross and was starting to ooze all over my pens in my desk drawer.
She frowned and exclaimed, “But Mommy, I wanted to eat it . . . I love lobster!”
Immediately, I started laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe! As soon as I could talk again, I explained to my little princess that the lollipop didn’t have a lobster inside of it. Rather, it was actually a scorpion, a type of bug. My daughter, who has a severe insect phobia, turned really pale and ran screaming from the room. As she slammed the door shut, I heard her cry out, “Ewwwwwwwww, never mind!”
Looks like no one is eating “lobster” tonight!