Friday, September 12, 2008

Sugar Shock

The kids usually wake up around 7am and watch PBS for a bit before I officially get up. This morning at 7:30am Ben came running into our room. As he zoomed up to me, I cracked my eyes open wide enough to see the intense expression on his face, and then see what he was thrusting in front of him - the round plastic container that originally held 1 pound of Gummy Peachy-O's. I say originally because at the moment there were exactly 5 O's still remaining. Aaron and I have been snacking on them constantly since we bought them at -get this- MENARDS last week.

Ben got his hands on these contraband goodies because Aaron had been eating them in front of the TV the night before. And hadn't put them away.

So off course Ben wanted some. Aaron and I quickly decided that even if he insisted on eating them all, it wouldn't be too bad, since there were so few left. I gave him one Peachy-O and gave him strict instructions to give another to Leah - and I kept the container.

He bolted out of the room thoroughly excited with his success, and Leah reported later that he had in fact given her the candy - which honestly surprised me a bit.

Aaron had also been eating kettle corn the night before, so of course the kids also cleaned up the quarter of the bag that was left in the bowl. And then Ben put the bowl on his head as a hat.

The lesson learned? Aaron needs to pick up after his snacking.

4 comments:

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Noel said...

And I thought the lesson would be "If Dad's don't teach their kids about proper head protection, who will?"

That twist at the end really through me off about the lesson of the story.

Noel said...

...Maybe that's why I'm not in the book club...

nydampress said...

Wow it's hard to top Ruth's crazy comment.
I lost my train of thought to what I was going to say...