A lot of mothers like to prepare breakfast for their children so that they eat healthier and home-cooked meals instead of fast food or unhealthy snacks at school. This is a good practice, however, as unfortunate as it seems, even mommies make mistakes that they will regret for the rest of their lives.
Josefina from Mexico had two children, Agustin, 8 and Maria, 6. One day, before they went to school, she decided to prepare them breakfast. She made eggs and ham tortillas and fresh orange juice. Then, she woke up the children and told them to wash up, get dressed, and come down to eat.
While she was setting up the table, Maria came down and complained that her brother was taking too long in the bathroom. Josefina went upstairs, told him to stop playing and let his sister wash up. In the meantime, Josefina got a text from her husband and was texting him back while the children were in the bathroom. She also texted him while serving breakfast. After the children ate, they went to school.
Two hours later, Josefina got a call from the school informing her that her children were sent to the hospital due to feeling sick and feverish. Josephina and her husband immediately went to the hospital and received the news that the doctors were unable to reduce the temperature in the children.
The doctors believed that this happened because of salmonella, however, there was a need of more tests in order to be certain. Unfortunately, the tests showed that the bacterium came from the breakfast the children ate that morning. After analysis of how the mother prepared the lunch and what she was doing in the meantime, they came to the conclusion that the bacterium was transferred from the mobile phone into the food.
Josefina was crushed knowing that she was the culprit for her children’s sickness. To make matters worse, the children couldn’t be saved and Josefina was devastated because she lost her children because of her mistake.
This sad story should serve as a warning that mobile phones shouldn’t be used during food preparation so that nothing remotely similar happens to any other parent in the world!