Tuesday, November 8, 2011

3 and 1/2 Weeks

3 and 1/2 weeks....that is how long Benjamin's lunch box was "lost" at school.  Yesterday, he found and brought home his lunch box that he had misplaced on October 14th.  It wasn't empty, either.  He had taken a "hot lunch" in his thermos.  I don't remember what it was (maybe spaghetti) and didn't hang out on the porch when Jim opened the lunchbox, then the thermos.  Benjamin had also taken apple juice in a plastic water bottle that day, but he had only drunk 1/2 of the juice.  Do you know what happens to apple juice left in an enclosed bottle for 3 1/2 weeks at room temperature?  OH BOY!  The bottle had expanded and was nearly football shaped, but had not burst yet, thank goodness.  We didn't open the bottle up, but I can imagine what that concoction would smell and taste like!
I have to admit, it was a little funny, but mostly disgusting and I certainly hope Benjamin does not do that again!


  1. Benjamin's lunchbox was probably in my fridge, as that sounds somewhat familiar...

  2. We had apple cider one time in the fridge in a tupperware container. I told Ted and Claude Mann the top kept coming off and they almost tore the door off the fridge getting to it. That's funny.