Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The M&M Caper

Guess what I woke up to this morning? Two kids with chocolate breath standing over me asking, "Can we have breakfast?" Both of them had a brown ring around their lips and were smiling.

You see I've acquired several bags of M&Ms at CVS over the past week and had put them in a pretty little bowl in our china cabinet. Every time Joseph walks by there he says, "I smell something yummy. What is that smell?" (As though he doesn't know.) That should have been my first clue.

Well, when it was all confessed and the consequences were met I went to find one, yes, one, lone red M&M in the bottom of the bowl. They consumed nearly an entire large bag! They cried. They were sorry. Rebekah whispered (this is what she does when she feels guilty) a hundred times, "I love you Mommy." They promised to make me more. "Mommy I will cook you more. How do you cook M&M's?"

It is always hard not to smile when things like this happen. I could care less about the candy, but I do care about their hearts. I want them to know that I love them enough to provide boundaries and consequences. And I want them to know that there is grace and M&Ms in their future. However, I don't want them to know about where I've hidden the other six bags.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

When you figure out how to cook M&Ms, I hope you'll post the recipe on your other blog. :)

Too cute.

mindi said...

Oh my, that is too adorable. I have an m and m dispenser on the countertop. I count the m and m's to make sure they're not missing. Okay, just kidding, but I might have to do that now . . .

Heather L. said...

oh my! how funny!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

So sweet - how do you cook them? :)

mom24 said...

So adorable! I would have to hide the other 6 bags from myself though! ;-)
Andrea

Catherine said...

That's so cute!

Jenny B said...

How do you not laugh at their adorable antics? I'd love to see Bekah and Joseph cooking m&ms!! Poor Joseph has such a hard time saying no to chocolate. :)

Sniz said...

What a sweet, sweet post. Cooking M&Ms! Will we see you tomorrow at Chick-Fil-A?

shay said...

Sniz told me to come and check you out.
That is too funny! I'd like to cook some M&M's too!
I'm the one who can't leave them in the cabinet without eating them all up! YUM.
What a sweet mature way of looking at it. Thanks.

Jennie Thompson said...

Oh my! I don't think my kids would get into the M&M's because I would not have left any in the bowl after I dumped them in and had to even out the colors and then one color would have too many so I would have to even them out agian and then they would be gone and on my rear!