Hank: Mama, what happens when you flush a cupcake down the toilet?
Me: (hysterical) What? (recovering) Well, most certainly, we would never waste cake. But hypothetically… Do you know what hypothetically means?
Me: It means “lets pretend.” Hypothetically, lets say that you were eating a cupcake in the bathroom standing over the toilet and someone ran in and screamed, KOWABUNGA, scaring you so much that you dropped your cupcake into the toilet. If you flushed it, it would cause the toilet to backup and water and filth to overflow all over the floor.
Me: Exactly. The frosting would not be a major concern. If only the frosting of a cup cake fell into the toilet you could theoretically flush it because frosting would melt in water. Do you know what theoretically means?
Me: It means, “based on everything else we know to be true we can assume.” BUT the main issue is the cake wrapped in paper. That would be the deal breaker with flushing a cupcake down the toilet.
Hank: Mama, can we make cupcakes?
Me: Only if you do not plan on testing the cupcake-toilet-stopping-upping theory.
Hank: No, I got my answer, but all this talk of cupcakes means I have to eat one and soon.