Catching up on challenges. The prompt for this was ‘…but it made my tongue tingle…’
It will be ok, they said. Everyone is doing it, they said.
Take the end of a battery, and place it on your tongue. It’s the only way to know if the battery still has a charge in it.
So I did. Like the trusting child that I was. But it made my tongue tingle. It was not a sensation that I particularly enjoyed, so then I cried. And they laughed. Because bigger kids always do. The little one is the target – how far can we push them, how silly will they be if we tell them it’s ok really?