Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thank Gawd for Gullibility


While in New York last week, I bought David these Necco wafers in the candy section at F.A.O. Schwartz. I had it in my head that he really, really liked these and he seemed reasonnably pleased with his souvenir.

They've been sitting on the counter all week and since Esther has never seen them before, we didn't think she'd make the connection that they were candy. Today, she stood up on her tippy-toes and reached them, turning them upside down so they all spilled out. She started to pick one up and eat it. David quickly told her that they weren't food that they were MARKERS and she said "oh" and just kind of wandered away.

4 comments:

Laurie said...

Quick thinking David! Way to save your stash of treats.

Elaine said...

Oh for heaven's sake, just let the little girl have the candy.

Thrift Store Mama said...

Elaine - Hell no! David and I are not very good at sharing when it comes to candy!

Elaine said...

Ellen - surely you remember the email exchange we had about the white lie my MIL told me and how Ed defended it as OK, and you settled the debate in my favor saying that as far as you knew there weren't exceptions for various varieties of lies. Of course, when my kid's teeth rot out, I'll be wishing I took your path with the candy.

 
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