You know The Kidling has been especially prolific when the book of alice produces the rare mid-day post. It has been one of those weeks, and this one is just too good to save. So without further ado, I present a wee story.
The Kidling was munching on a dinosaur-sprinkled doughnut in the car this morning. I can be an indulgent Mama sometimes. There are worse things, you know. Alice gets pretty engrossed in her food, so all was silent. Suddenly, her sugar-induced reverie was interrupted by a thought:
Alice: This would taste good with boogers!
The Mama: That’s disgusting.
Alice: I love boogers! I know I do!
The Mama: Well, boogers will make you sick. (forgive me this little lie borne of desperation)
Alice: Oh. (long pause while she weighs the pros and cons) Will I die?
The Mama: (seriously considers saying yes, but decides against it) No, they’ll just upset your tummy.
Alice: (still weighing the balance of yum vs. illness) Or give me a headache?
The Mama: Probably not. They will just give you a tummy ache.
I think the boogers won. Damn.