Despite what your parents may have told you, the answer is generally no. There is no real threat of cramps, drowning or spontaneous death associated with a post-prandial dip in the pool, or returning to the ocean after a PB&J and some juice. But before you discard the rule, consider it an opportunity to get your kids to stay and eat a bit more of their sandwich before rushing off to rejoin the other kids. Also, certain kids may need a few minutes for their food to “settle” before returning to action. A couple good belly flops off the diving board or too many somersaults will give you a messy opportunity to say “I told you so.”
- What does the tooth fairy do with the teeth she collects?
- If you swallow gum, does it stay in your body for seven years?