Me [wincing]: I...can't do that. It grosses me out.
Boy: But we've bathed together before...
Me: Yeah, but I was always in the bathtub first, so that makes it okay; my germs neutralize your germs. If you're in there first, your body taints the water, turning it into a hot, festering stew of dirt, skin cells, and microorganisms, and I can't bring myself to get in there with you. I realize that this only makes sense in my head.
Boy [completed unfazed and unoffended]: Okay then.
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(This is a painting of sugar cereal! The caption says: I always save the marshmallows 'til the end.)