Sunday, October 22, 2006

Confessions of a 2-Year-Old Sugar Junkie (and the parents who let her get that way)

"Canny?" "Wollypop?" "Gum?" "Gummy bears?"

These are the first edibles my 2-year-old Pigtail Sprite asked me for this morning after she woke up beaming with smiles in bed next to my mother, who is visiting from some 3, 200 miles across the country.

There my littlest sugar junkie stood frizzy-frazzy with snaggled bed head atop the cold, black slate kitchen floor, floating in her big brother's 4T Old Navy T-shirt, the one with the golden retriever holding a baseball in its mouth.

"I wan' CANNY!" she demanded while rubbing the sleep from her extra large sapphire eyes. "I nee' canny NOW, mommy!" she bellowed loud enough to wake the neighbor's watch dog rotweiler.

"Honey, you postitively can't have candy at this time of the morning," I said with as much sweetness as I could scrape up before my first cup of sugar with coffee and cream. (Okay. I admit that I ripped that off from a Beastie Boys' song that I can't recall the name of now. I'm a big fan. I saw them at Lollapa-LOSER in Rhode Island more than a decade ago. Eegads, I'm old!)
"Hows' about a bagel or a bowl of cereal, sweetie? Howbouta' waffle? A bowl of cereal? Toast? Anything but C-A-N-D-Y!"


"Look, sweet stuff, I'd like a walnut brownie sundae drowning in vanilla bean ice cream and bleeding hot fudge from beneath a rippling mountain range of whipped cream with a freakin' blaring red marachino cherry on top, but I'm gonna' settle for plain ole' buttered toast, little lady. Now go sit your pretty buns down at the table and wait for whatever I feel like bringing you. K?"

More later tonight (post sugar loaded Carvel ice cream cake and birthday party shenanigans) on how by my third child I thoroughly let myself slip on sweets boundaries.

It doesn't help that nearly every where we go, including both of her brothers' schools, older ladies are endeared with Pigtail Sprite and insist on spoiling her with chocolate, lollipops and all other sugary cavity catalysts.


At 11:24 AM, Blogger Crunchy Carpets said...

I had to bribe mine to eat breakfast by starting with goldfish crackers this morning!!

Then she demanded 'OOPHEE'...

This is 2.5 year old likes coffee.

Nobody approaches her with candy...yet....I think people fear her.

But they used to do it to me...guess that is why I have a sweet tooth.

At 11:39 AM, Blogger mad muthas said...

yum! sweets for brekkie - sounds goooood ... at marks&spencer, they do the most divine choccachino (sp?) muffins that masquerade as baked goods while hitting both the choc and the coffee spot. that's my petit dejeuner de choix.
a friend was telling me about his grandchildren who, having not finished off their sensible lunch, asked for icecream. he said, 'you must be full because you've left your pasta.'
reply: 'my pasta place is full but my icecream place is still empty.'

i know EXACTLY what she meant! maybe pigtails has a well developed candy place.
(onward and upward!)

At 12:39 PM, Blogger jen said...

i am lucky thus far - M has no idea what candy is so can walk glibly past it unaware...although those colored packages are appealing...but i know it's coming. dammit.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Keep your little ones thinking raisins and dates are candy for as long as possible. Talk more after my candy-addicted 2-year-old's party has adjourned!

At 9:04 PM, Blogger scribbit said...

Those yogurt-covered raisins are good as an alternative to candy. Everywhere the kids go they get chocolate or candy, it's hard to get away from it.

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