Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Sound of Snickers
Posted by Maleen
Now, I am not on a diet, but anyone who has children should know what I mean when I say that I still have to sneak treats sometimes. As soon as children are old enough, they want a bite of whatever you are eating (usually even the healthy stuff), and then if they happen to like it, one bite is never enough. There are days that I get something out for myself and scarcely get a bite, what with three other hungry little mouths. Ivory is by far the worst. She asks for food all day whether or not I am eating, so if I get something out, she figures half of it should be hers to begin with. Also, if she sees my mouth moving (as in chewing) she knows what I am up to and she will ask, "What is in yous mouth?" (Yes, she says yous, not your). I have learned to eat in the pantry, behind the island, or best of all, when they are asleep.
Most of the time I don't mind sharing, but sometimes I treasure a treat by myself. Tyler recently purchased a large box of Snickers (my favorite) that he planned to take to work. I thought I might help myself before they left the house. I didn't really want to wait until everyone was in bed, so I surveyed the situation: Ivory was watching TV and I figured I could eat it behind the island. So I opened the wrapper...
I kid you not; her head whipped around. "Mom, what are yous doing?"
I was totally caught red-handed, so I quickly tucked the Snickers in a drawer where she couldn't see. Then I walked toward her showing my empty hands and said, "Nothing."
She was totally unconvinced. She looked at me for a minute, then said, "What's in yous mouth?" My goodness, but this girl sure knows the sound of candy being unwrapped. She knew something had been opened and she wanted her share.
I finally convinced her that I didn't have anything and she went back to the movie. And I was able to go back to my candy which was fortunately already unwrapped. I did feel a little more guilty than usual for not sharing. After all, that is quite a talent she has for identifying food from across the room with background noise. I will have to be much more sneaky in the future.
at 4:29 PM