Monday, December 10, 2007

For the sake of the baby...

On Friday's if Eli hasn't gotten in trouble all week at school he gets to pick something out of the "treasure box" and it is a highlight, let me tell you. They are just little things, nothing fancy, and a lot of times it's a piece of candy or gum, but it makes him happy. Whatever works for keeping 22 5 year olds under control, bribe them if you have to, I’m certainly not above it!

Friday after school, he dug in his pocket and said, "Mom can I have this? I got it from the treasure box."

I looked in the rear view mirror and he's holding up a little individually wrapped piece of licorice. So I said, "Sure you can have your licorice."

"Do you like licorice?"

"Yeah, I do."

"Well, it's too bad you can't have any."

"Why can't I have any?"

"Because you’re pregnant," he says with a snicker.

"What does that have to do with it?"

"Well, I know the baby can't handle none licorice."

"Oh, the baby can handle it just fine; you just don't want to share!" I'm starting to laugh at this point.

"Well it would be nice."

"What would be nice?"

"It would be nice if I shared."

"Yes it would."

Silence as he eats his licorice.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Well, it would be nice....