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Sweet Sacrifice

Azul, my now five-year old, has been going through a stage, or at least I hope it’s a stage, of sneaking and hiding candy. I have found it in his bed, under his bed, behind his bedroom door and in the closet. All the places you would expect candy to be hidden, it was. He basically gets to eat all the candy he wants, so I have explained that there is no need to be sneaky. This weekend, while we were running errands, Azul kept limping and having what seemed like trouble walking. I repeatedly asked him if he was hurt or if his shoe was on wrong and his answer remained that same “No.” He even, at one point, took off his shoe to show me it was okay. starburstSo, I let it go, but being the keenly observant parent I am and after an afternoon of hobbling, I told him to take his shoe off and…There it was — a hot sweaty orange Starburst! It was gross and I asked the obvious, because that was the first thing to come to my mind, “Is that what you’ve been hiding?” And we both started laughing at the abuse the poor candy took throughout the day. Of course, I then asked laughing, “Are going to eat that?” His answer still didn’t change, “No.”

Sweet Talk

While peering out the back window from his car seat, Azul, out of the blue said, “Jelly Beans are perfect!” I said, “Yeah, perfect?” In amazement he turned to me and responded, “Haven’t you had them? The blue and green ones are so sweet and perfect.” I replied in agreement, “They are delicious.” He then continued, “I like some red ones, not all red ones, not cinnamon, but yes to the cherry.” It continued like that and we had a perfectly valid conversation about the perfection of Jelly Beans.

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