Monday, September 15, 2008

Pop Food

I gave the kids popsicles after finishing their school work today. It was a nice simple bribe, a little messy, but effective. After they finished their popsicles, Sarah requested popcorn. I firmly told her that they were only allowed one 'pop' food in one day and explained that they already had popsicles, as I tried to hold in my smile. A little confused she rolled with it and I could see the wheels turning in her head trying to produce an alternative word for the delicious puffy snack. Unsuccessful, she proceeded to beg and said, "Mommy, can we have some pop (in a whisper)corn?" Perhaps if I didn't hear the word, it wouldn't matter? I cracked up, and gave her hug then gave her some pretzels. Seriously, only one 'pop' food in day. We'll eat exploded maize tomorrow because I don't want to be cleaning up kernel choking hazards all evening.

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