Little Dude crushes a cracker into his cup. He still likes to make concoctions with his left-over food. He lifts the cup up to me and asks, “Mommy, what’s this?” Crumbs are everywhere.

“A big mess,” I reply casually.

“No, it isn’t,” he insists.

“What is it then?” I ask, wondering if crumbs has made it to his vocabulary.

“It’s an accident!”

D’oh! Little Dude: 1. Mommy: 0.

Later, Little Dude asks to have a Coffee Crisp from his Halloween stash. After some quick negotiations, I find myself watching him lick a second helping of ice cream on a mini cone. And, I wonder if the reason why I caved in so easily is because I wanted to keep the Coffee Crisp to myself or if my chocolate-hating 3 1/2-year-old, in fact, had planned to have ice cream all along and successfully duped me for a second time today.

  1. Look at that face! Just wait till he's 15 and still pulling the wool over your eyes!

  2. Oh, I bet you were duped. I am…all the time…

  3. Oh yep, duped twice in one day! Get used to it!!! 😉 xx

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