On his 4th Birthday I asked Adam: so what do you want to do on your big day tiger?
Adam: wanna go to the aquarium.
Eman: hmm, nice idea, ok get ready we’ll be leaving soon.
10 minutes later, he comes, shoes on, water bottle in hand, and a small plastic bag with something colorful inside.
Eman: what’s that in the bag?
Adam: chewing gum. I want to take it with me to the aquarium, is that ok?
Eman: sure sweetie, you can take it with you. Now I feel like chewing some gum too.
Adam: sorry mom, can’t give you, these are just for the fishes.
Adam: you asked me what I wanted to do today, and I want to feed the fishes my favorite chewing gum.
Eman: hmm. That’s sweet, but I’m afraid fishes can’t have your yummy chewing gum, they can’t chew it.
Adam: why not, they have teeth, I’ve seen their teeth.
Eman: (the boy’s got a point) they can, but I meant they would swallow it, and their tummies would hurt (if not suffocate and die way before that),
Adam: but the fishes are smart, didn’t you watch Nemo with me?
Eman: I did but (reality is something else my innocent child… has anyone actually tried feeding fish chewing gum? maybe tiny little bits? just to see what happens! ok ok, grow up, you’re his mom for God’s sake.) So what’s that in your pocket?
Adam: a gum-ball.
Eman: keeping the big one for yourself, I see?
Adam: no, that’s for the Shark .