2 children and a drunk get stranded on an island after thier vessel goes down in the middle of the ocean. The drunken cook moves on to greener pastures and the 2 kids are left to fend for themselves and survive. Years go by and they enter puberty together and well, they "experience" their firsts together and a baby is born. After awhile the "FAM" decides they want to try to get off the island but they end of drifting at sea for days and rather than die from the elements, they eat "never wake up" berries. They are rescued, fast asleep... not dead, making the "never wake up berries" a hoax.
Ok, so that brings me to my "Blue Lagoon" moment on Wednesday as the kids and I were have a blast playing outside....
I turned my back FOR ONE SECOND (ok, maybe two!) and when I glanced over at Ave & Bryce they had something in their mouths and were making some "wild-contorted facial gestures" and I swear it was like a movie filmed in slow motion. I scream "N-O-O-O-O!" as I run (picture this all in slow motion, if you will) towards them and quickly do the First-Aid-2 finger-sweep that I have learned time and time again in my certification courses.
I instantly calm and resist the urge to run in the house and call poison control and/or rush them to the hospital. Dramatic, I know. But all I could think of was that scene form the Blue Lagoon where Paddy (the drunk) tells the kids that if they eat those berries, they will never wake-up....how terrifying. Then I remember that they (the kids and their own little baby) DID IN FACT eat those berries and they were
As the kids happily and joyfully played, I spent the next 1/2 hour picking all the remaining berries off the tree so that a re-occurrence wouldn't happen but as I did, I was allowing the "worst case" scenario to run through my mind. It went something like this: I am standinging before a judge n' jury, charged with negligence for not inquiring about how serious or not serious the situation of eating the "never wake up berries" was. I adress the court, "Your honor, the kid in Blue Lagoon ate like 20 or so berries and he woke up...I just didn't see the need to overreact sir." Followed by: "We the jury find the defendant GUILTY of irresponsible parenting!" (insert the sound of medal cell doors slamming shut)
Rather than trust that the "facts" of a movie would save my butt in court (Now, THAT would be irresponsible), playtime outside was cut short so mommy could do a quick search on the Internet to ease her mind. Like I said, I had my eyes off them for 2 seconds...it's not like they had enough time to bake a pie and "chow-down" so, I was pretty confident that the one, 1/2 chewed berry I confiscated from each of their mouths was the total amount of berries
Here are the kids today...They are F-I-N-E! (Who says you can't take everything in movies as "gospel"?!? LOL!)
Happy Friday Friends!