Big N came back from school today and was gulping down lemonade when it occurred to me that I should pass on to him the bit of news about the pesticides in soft drinks. Although he's not tasted Coke or Pepsi (yet), he's partial to Sprite (or 7 Up in India) when we go out to eat.
I said, "N, do you know what was in the news today? Coke and Pepsi and Sprite and Mirinda, they all have chemicals in them. Chemicals that are used to kill bugs like cockroaches."
"So?" he said, nonchalantly, knowing what was coming but pretending that it was no big deal.
"So if they have chemicals that can kill bugs, then they'll harm your body when you drink them."
A couple of minutes go by.
"So if I see a cockroach and I pour some coke on it, will it die?"
Somebody help! Will the cockroach die?
In the meantime, I've said to N, "yes, of course!" like there was nary a doubt.