by Olivia Hansen
I was sitting on our awesome new couch and then Mom yelled, “Oh my gosh you guys, look at this! A lizard totally licked Liv’s M&M’s left out from last night!” Then, because I have to know what this is all about, I get up.
Apparently, she was not joking with me. What she said was actually true!
The M&Ms had been licked to the chocolate. Half of the sugar coat was licked off. Just imagine a lizard licking half of a colored part of an M&M off.
Fortunately, this was good for an experiment. We put out two M&Ms and the lizards totally licked both M&Ms on both sides. Crazy, right?
Then, we did all the normal day stuff and we discovered the lizards liked sugar so much, they got into the bag! They licked most of the sugar off so they looked like brown chocolate balls.
Well, we threw it away because Mom didn’t want to eat lizard-tongue-touched M&Ms, not because she found out they have a bad disease that all reptiles have. But when I was six, Mom ate M&Ms that were lizard-licked.
This is the best part. She thought the M&Ms she ate were either cracked off or that the sugar coat melted off. She didn’t expect a gecko’s tongue had touched the M&M.
Here’s a shout out to all you lizards eating M&Ms left out on a counter: If you eat people food, you guys have to take my job around the house.
You have to do the dishes. HA! Maybe I’ll even add on walking the dog if you keep this up.