Last night Kyra made a fruit smoothie and brought it upstairs to drink. Our house rule is “no food over the carpet”, so as soon as she came upstairs I told her to go back down. She protested that she would never spill the smoothie on the carpet, and why did I treat her like such a child, and so on. Zack (correctly) pointed out that there have been many occasions when he and his friends have broken the rule, and managed to stain the carpet with their food. Don’t even get me started about The Takis Incident.
Anyway, she turned and went downstairs, fuming. At the landing on the stairs, she dropped her smoothie. Pink stuff went everywhere on the carpet. I’m not sure if that’s karma, or irony, or what.
Today we’re still working on cleanup… the landing and adjoining stairs have been thoroughly scrubbed and now we have fans moving air over them to help them dry a bit.
It reminded me of the scene in The Matrix where the Oracle tells Neo not to worry about the vase, he turns and knocks it over, and then she says “What’s really going to bake your noodle later on is: would you still have broken it if I hadn’t said anything?”
Would Kyra have spilled the smoothie on the carpet if I hadn’t told her to get off the carpet?