One fine evening, Naveen, Ariel, Montana Max and Melody were having dinner at a fancy restaurant.
The waiter placed their meals in front of them - steak with rum sauce, broccoli and mashed potatoes for Naveen, escarole bean soup for Ariel, grilled chicken for Montana Max and a spinach salad for Melody. "Mmmmm!" Naveen said, looks good!"
Melody was ready to dig into her supper, but before she could, she picked out a few things she did not like. "Cucumbers, yucky. Mushrooms, yucky. Onions, yucky... and smelly." she muttered. Then she took out a raw green spinach leaf from her salad. "Hey, this isn't lettuce!" she yelled, "What kind of a salad is it?"
"Uh-oh, she's gonna pop!" Montana Max said, looking worried.
"This is spinach!" Melody said.
As the waiter was refilling Melody's glass, he looked at her. "Is something the matter?" he asked.
"This is spinach." Melody said. Then she shouted, "And I! HATE! SPINACH!!!!!"
On "spinach", Melody threw her fist on the plate, causing the salad bowl to fly off her plate and land right on the waiter's head! Everyone stared at the Taylor family in shock. The waiter was humiliated and very angry to have salad on his head.
"Uh-oh." Melody gulped.
"That's it!" the waiter said angrily, "I quit!" He stormed off. Ariel and Montana Max felt embarrassed, but Naveen was very, very angry at Melody.
"I'm so embarrassed!" Ariel said to herself.
"Melody Andrea Taylor!" Naveen scolded through gritted teeth. Melody hung her head in guilt.
Later on, the Taylor family drove back home. Naveen was still angry. Bill the Lizard, Max "Snakes" Henshaw and John "Red" Robertson were babysitting Olivia Flaversham and her brothers Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
"Back so soon?" Bill asked.
"Did you have a good time?" Snakes asked.
"How did it go?" asked Red.
Montana Max began telling the Goodie Gang what had happened. "Melody punched her salad and it exploded!" Naveen and Ariel listened to their son as he finished the story. "All over the waiter and everyone stared at us."
"They were not," Melody yelled. She took off her sweater and folded her arms, pouting. "Everyone's making this into such a big deal!"
"No more restaurants for you, young lady," Naveen told Melody. "Until you can behave and learn to eat what's placed in front of you. Now go to your room!"
Melody became very angry. She glared angrily at Naveen and told him, "You're as evil as Morgana the sea witch!" She then went to her room in tears, where her friends Tip and Dash are waiting for her.