Tom, I think kids must react differently. Granted my son can drink the second hottest sauce they have at one of the top Buffalo wing joints, and its ridiculously hot...but I had him eat one of the biggest pickles in the jug you had me take home and he had no reaction other than saying "Yea, I can feel it". No eye tearing, no face squinting, no foot stomping(that is the trademark of Scott Russell's pickle consumption)...nothing. I think kids are just freaks.
By the way...are those YOUR kids?
Hard to believe those are your kids. You must have married out of your league as we say