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The Eclectic Pen - Asa's "Orange Juice Punch"

By: IONE L. (zaneygraylady)   + 85 more  
Date Submitted: 1/26/2007
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Memoirs
Words: 403

  One Sunday morning for brunch I made bacon, cinnamon french toast and orange juice. My middle son Eli said the orange juice tasted funny. I told him it was because the french toast was sweet and that made the juice taste sour. He said he didn't like it. I told him to drink it anyway. I really didn't expect him to but, I don't like to waste food and that is the type of things mothers usually say. My daughter Kilah said she thought it tasted good, like punch. I didn't think anymore about it.
I ate my french toast, bit didn't drink any juice until I was done eating. Then I gulped down half the glass of juice. I didn't notice anything wrong until I came up for air. Suddenly I started screaming, "Somethings in this juice! Someone put something in this juice!"
Meanwhile Asa, my youngest, ran upstairs and locked himself in the bathroom. From the taste in my mouth, I figured out there must be soap in the juice. I quickly gulped down as much Coke as I could to take the taste away. This only made matters worse because it made me burp and with each burp I could taste the soap again.
I took an inventory of my cleaning supplies and noticed my Flax soap which used to be half full was now almost completly gone. I checked the bottle for instructions for poisoning and there were none. I immediately called the number for poison control. I explained what happened and after checking they informed me that Flax soap wouldn't kill me and probably not even make me sick, but it would be a good idea to throw out the remaining juice.
It didn't take much investigating to figure out who tried to poison us. The culprit was still hiding in the bathroom. My other kids have always said I let Asa get away with murder because he's the baby of the family. I hate to admilt it but they're probably right. We had to promise Asa we wouldn't spank him to get him out of the bathroom. As usual, he got off with a lecture and a warning along with his promise never to make "Orange Juice Punch" again. As for me, I continued to burp Flax soap all day long.

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Jennifer D. (i--luv--ChRiSt) - 1/26/2007 7:37 PM ET
I always hated when my lil brother got away with stuff...
Tabitha C. (tcarlsonwade) - 1/26/2007 8:19 PM ET
Sounds like something my four year old would try. Great story!
Marta J. (booksnob) - 1/30/2007 5:34 PM ET
Reminds me of my friend Arlene who made a batch of strawberry margaritas using frozen berries from her freezer. The final product proved to be frozen beef stew cube margaritias...
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