Sarah is totally obsessed with baking. Every single day she asks me if we can make cupcakes, cookies, etc. I've been saying no lately because it's just too hot to turn the oven on. The more I say no, the more determined she is. Last night, this is how it went:
S: Can we make cupcakes tomorrow?
M: No. It's too hot. How about we just make cookie dough and eat it raw?
S: Yay! I love you, Mommy!
Noah: Can't you get sick from eating raw cookie dough?
M: There's a tiny chance that you can get salmonella poisoning from the raw eggs, but I'm willing to take the risk.
Sarah goes to bed smiling. Noah heads to his room looking worried.
This morning Sarah made the dough. She and I were lapping it up, and Noah was watching.
S: Want some, Noah?
N: Well....is it good?
S: Yup, really good.
N: Mom, can you die from that egg poisoning?
M: You'd probably just get really sick and wish you were dead.
N: How long does it last?
M: Just a day or two. I've been eating raw cookie dough my whole life, and I've never gotten sick, but if you don't want to risk it, don't.
N: Are you guys going to eat it all today?
N: If you're not sick by tomorrow, I'll have some.