“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.”