June 2, 2006

bless his little heart

Today was an errand day. The boys had haircuts and then we shopped at Wal-Mart. After that I had to stop by Jeff’s parents’ office to drop something off, and when we were pulling out of the parking lot to leave, I saw Noah’s face in my rear-view mirror. His face was covered with something …

“Noah, what did you eat?!” I ask, in an alarmed voice, because, after all, he is on a
special diet and can not have anything unless I prepare it for him.

“Nuth-ing.” He says, in a slow ‘I’m in trouble’ voice.

I pull over immediately and grab a bag of wipes from the diaper bag. I crawl back there and see an M & M M-azing candy bar opened and lying so neatly next to his car seat. ¾ of the candy bar is already eaten. I wipe him off and collect the rest of the candy bar and wrapper.

A mixture of feelings…

Total shock! First, Noah never sneaks food! Second, my kids don’t STEAL! He took it while we were at Wal-Mart, and how did I not see this?

My heart is breaking! If only Noah were allowed to have a little treat like a candy bar or little piece of chocolate when he wanted to. But, we’re on the diet for another several months at least.

Laughter! I couldn’t help but laugh! I told him it was wrong to take something that we did not pay for, and also very wrong to have something that is not on his special diet.

But I had to ask.
“Noah, was the candy bar good?”

He looked at me so sweetly and smiled with the cutest gleam in his eye, “Yes.”

7 comments:

  1. It is stories like this one that give us moms a sense of humor. Keep laughing!!!

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  2. bless his heart, indeed...i'm glad he at least enjoyed it!

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  3. Hi Stephanie,
    Thanks for visiting me! I just red about your little boy and the candy. I started to chuckle and then followed your link about the special diet. How wonderful that this disorder could be controlled by diet. I will be visiting you again as I try to make healthy eating a priority in my life and you obviously have mastered that!

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  4. How precious! You're doing a great job with that little guy.

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  5. Hey Stehpanie. I got to your blog through a friend of mine. I hope you don't mind. I just read the story about Noah and his seizures. Your testimony is so strong and inspires me. You sound like the sweetest Momma. I think you handled the candy incident like a PRO!!! Way to go. Inspire away!!

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  6. Update on Noah- he's still doing JUST fine- no reactions to that chocolate bar. All is well!

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  7. Which just means he's ready to wean!

    I mean, how COOL is that??

    Can't wait till he can eat one every day.....

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