Sunday, May 27, 2007

Don't Eat That, It's Spoiled!

My kids L-O-V-E junk. All kinds of junk; chips, cookies, and especially candy. But, I know, what kid doesn't? I don't deprive them of treats, but I do try to keep a handle on it.

Yesterday Mr. Schmitty and I took the kids and Ruby to my mother's house. She has a really great park at the end of her street and we needed to get out of this house. When we got there my sister and brother-in-law were also visiting. We ordered take-out for dinner and then all went to the park to play. Afterward we walked to the local ice cream parlor for some cones. It was a very fun evening. The kids were great and well behaved so it was extra nice.

When we got back to my mother's house, T. and R. wanted to get into her candy stash. Her house is literally a candy store. Sweets are like crack to her. She has canisters on her kitchen counters and candy dishes in her living room. I let them have some Swedish Fish and told them it was time to get into p.j.'s.

Of course for R. the Fish were not enough. She started grabbing the bite-sized Milkyways from the candy dish in the living room.

"No, R., you've had enough candy."

"I waaaaannnnt this!"

"No, you had ice cream and fish, no more junk tonight."

"But I waaaaannnnt this too!"

The gears in my brain start turning, quick, what will work? AH-HA!

"You can't, it's no good."

"Why?"

"The kitties peed on that dish." My mom is like the old cat lady, she has 5 cats, she used to have 7.

"Ewww, they did? Why?"

"They had an accident."

She drops the candy in the dish and says, "Bad kitties!"

She runs into the kitchen, "Grandma, your kitties pee-peed on the candy!"

"No, they didn't R., you are such a silly girl."

I ran in, "Oh mom, you really need to dump that candy out, those kitties are baaaad!"

"What are you talking about?"

Is it okay to kick your mother in the shins?

10 comments:

Zephra said...

Good idea. I like to used "We can't go to Walmart, they are asleep". It is the only that gets him to stop asking.

Misslionheart said...

No! It's *not* ok to kick your mother! Now, the Mother-in-law...well...

Valerie said...

LOL I tell Terrell that we can't go to the mall because they are sleeping too.

EE said...

LOL! Sounds like something I would do!

Babybull40 said...

ha ha.. You can't kick her in the shins.. but the funny things we can come up with to say on a moments notice.. I might have to remember that when Mr.Giggles gets to that age...

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Awesome. I've already told my daughter that the Chuck E. Cheese in town is WAY too far from our house! ;)

Justice Fergie said...

LOL. It's like the time I told Chatterbox that the grocery store was fresh out of fruit snacks. I told myself that the little white lie was for her own good!!

Cece said...

OMG I love it when my kids fall for stuff like that! lol A few years ago I was packing for an ALL GIRLS weekend trip to Seattle. My oldest, who was about 6 at the time, asked *cried* why she couldn't come w/me? So thinking quickly I told her Kids aren't allowed in Seattle. Bummer was all she said as she walked away. lol

Shauna said...

ROFL!

Sugar Kane said...

Too funny!

I'm going to have to google Swedish Fish. I have no idea what that is.