Monday, August 18, 2008
Oh dear God she's found a loophole
My children do not get to eat much candy. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like candy. I LLLOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE it oh so much myself. And so do they. But I'd rather they snack on fruit and vegies and cheese and crackers and other more healthy yummies. If there is no candy to be found than they do. So I rarely buy it. And the only time we ever have it hanging around is after birthday parties in the form of the goody bags. I don't throw them away. I'm not that extreme. I am not oppossed to them eating candy. Just their eating it all the time. After dinner the kids are allowed to choose one piece of candy from their goody bags for a dessert. The older two know the drill and have never snuck an extra piece or begged for just one more. I'm not sure why. It must be my stellar parenting. And oddly enough, the goody bags empty very quickly, considering they eat only one piece a day. I have NO idea how THAT happens. So imagine my surprise when I strolled into the kitchen this evening to continue preparing dinner and found Katie sitting on the floor with her goody bag in her lap, and candy wrappers and bits and pieces of candy strewn all around her. In response to my shocked "What are you doing????" Katie looked up and without missing a beat replied, "I'm trying to decide what candy to have for my tezzert."