Cameron refuses to clean between his toes no matter what his mother says! After several warnings Mom has no choice but to help Cameron learn a lesson. Cameron wakes up to find his toes missing and a big surprise instead. Look inside and find out how Cameron enjoys his marshmallow toes!
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By Melissa Clemens, Floyd Ryan Yamyamin
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Cameron never cleaned between his toes. He absolutely refused to do it!
"I'm NOT cleaning between my toes! I like the SQUISH SQUISHEE SQUISH of the toe jam I keep between them!" he yelled.
"Cameron," his mother said with a sigh, "you must clean your toes, it isn't healthy to leave that gunk between them!"
"Why?" He said, "I don't brush my teeth with them, I don't comb my hair with them! I don't even eat with them! I only cover them up with socks when I put on my shoes!
"If you don't take care of your toes, bad things will happen. It's bath time, up the stairs sir!"
Cameron climbed into the bathtub with his glowing green rubber frog Frank. Frank's eyes never closed so Cameron always used him as a witness for bath time. "No Mommies in the bathroom please!" Cameron yelled.
Cameron scrubbed his hair, his ears, and his face. He washed under his arms, behind his knees and everywhere in between. He even washed his belly button twice. But he absolutely would not under any circumstances wash between his toes. He even propped his feet up on the edge of the tub so he could admire his toe jam collection. His toes had a slight brownish green cast between them and an aroma that was less than sweet. Cameron didn't care.
Cameron climbed out the tub and dried off. He slipped into his favorite pj's and Mom came up to tuck him in.
"Okay, time for inspection! Hair.....ears.....face.....very nice. Under your arms..... behind your knees.....smells sweet....but what's that smell ... uh.... YUCK! Cameron you didn't clean your toes!" She yelled.
"I told you I won't. I like my toe jam. Sorry Mom." He said with a grin.
"Well, I guess you will have to learn the hard way. Good night Darling, remember I warned you. Mom kissed him and turned out the light.
Cameron sat straight up the next morning and looked around the room. His train set was still on the floor. His closet door was still closed. His lucky pen was still on his desk.
He jumped out of bed with both feet and was about to slide his feet into his slippers when he looked down and screamed,
"AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! MY TOES!!!!!"
Where each of his ten toes had been there were now ten marshmallows! He ran down the hall and slid down the banister into the kitchen. Dad was sitting at the table drinking his orange juice.
"Dad!" he yelled. "My toes are missing!"
His dad chucked without looking up.
Cameron didn't wait for an answer. He hopped out the door to the Sun room where Mom was doing her yoga.
"MOM!" He screamed! "MY TOES! THEY ARE MARSHMALLOWS! HELP!"
"Oh dear," his mother said. "Now how are you going to take care of your toes? I warned you. It's done now. Today is Saturday we have to go to the town picnic. Go and get ready, you will have to wear your flip flops I guess."
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