As anyone should know, little children + food usually=grossness. Sticky messes, bread that had milk/juice/whatever spilled on it, food that has picked up additional flavor from being on the floor, etc. I didn't have any problems with encountering child-enhanced food until this past week. You see, I'm mental, as Ron (from HP) would say. The calorie count would get messed up if I shared with my kids or if I ate something they shared with me. So we just stayed far away from each others food.
I had a recurrence of pericoronitis, however, and was anxious to get started on the antibiotics. I was in my car, racing to get to work on time, and couldn't find any type of liquid. Finally I spotted one of the kiddos' drinks, which I thought had contained water and/or gatorade. So I washed my antibiotics down with it. Then it struck me that the "water" tasted a mite funny, and then I noticed there were red dots in the cup. I still don't know what the red dots were, and I didn't get sick, but that was a close call.
Then I had another encounter with grossness. We were all watching the World Cup game, and I was a wee bit hungry. So I asked the Orclette to fetch me a tortilla. She first had to get one for herself, and then Brenden, which he refused. So I said I'd take it, and he trotted it on over to me. I ate most of it before it occurred to me that it was a bit soggy. I also found a dog hair on it. My only excuse is that I was completely absorbed in the game.
I wish I had a third example to relate, but I don't. It would have made for nice symmetry (I like the number three). I'm back to being rigid on the "don't touch my food and I won't touch yours" policy in my house. It's an attitude that has rubbed off on the kids; the Orclette gets extremely loud if you take a fry (or anything else, that was just a recent example that came to mind) and the Miniorc gets extremely anxious. I'm all about the sharing when it comes to toys, choosing movies and stuff like that but I'm completely fine with my kids NOT sharing food. We're just working on expressing our feelings in a quieter voice.
I shall leave you with an example of my kids sharing.
Piggyback rides on daddy. Very big hit. Giddyup horsey! :)