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How Do You Get Peanut Butter Off Of The Roof Of Your Mouth?

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...

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How do you get peanut butter off of the roof of your mouth?

You put it on your finger

How do you get peanut butter off of you finger?

You put it on the bottom of your shoe

How do you get peanut butter off of your shoe?

You put it on your finger

How do you get peanut butter off of your finger?

You put it on the roof of your mouth!

This may be just a silly little thing we tell our children to gross them out, but there is something about it that reminds me of people who just refuse to get out of the rut that they are in. It’s so hard to watch people you love struggle with things that you know the answer to and they just refuse to hear you. Isn’t this like doing things over and over again the same way and expecting different results? And isn’t that the definition of insanity? Don’t they see with each cycle the peanut butter gets more and more disgusting and less and less attractive to those watching it happen?

There is a saying that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. All we can do is be that fountain of water and hope they wash the peanut butter off of their hands and take a drink before we get to sick of watching to stick around anymore!

Then again… maybe that’s what they are waiting for… hmm. Ponderous. Mmmmm peanut butter…


A Gruesome Eye Opener

One day this last week my sister, mom and I bought a bulk package of Tri-tipped roasts to share. My sister played butcher and cut off all the fat and split the roasts evenly between us. As we were packaging the roast up we decided to weigh the bowl of fat that was taken off the roasts to find out if we really saved any money doing things this way. Well that medium-sized metal mixing bowl mounded full of fat was 6 pounds!

Then it dawned on me. My sister just weighed in the day before at 37.2 pounds less. I had just lost 20.2 pounds and my mother had just lost 6 pounds. When this revelation came to me I announced that my sister has lost more than 6 times what we see in that bowl. Than she announced that I had just lost over 3 times what was in that bowl. And then my mom announced that she had lost what was in that bowl!

You should have seen the looks on our face for about 5 minutes after that, as we pondered silently about how much we still needed to lose! You can’t put a price on the experience we just had.