Poor little Noah. He had a rough day at Sam's Club today (like Costco). First he didn't get the pretzel he wanted. Then he didn't get the fireworks he wanted (The box was called, "Block Party", and cost over $150!!) As we were exiting the store with huge tears, and loud wailing, the sweet little man checking receipts at the door gave each of the kids a sucker. To Noah, this totally made up for everything he missed out on. Marlee unwrapped hers first, she got red. Van was excited to have red too, but after pulling off the wrapper, he discovered that not all suckers are red, his was green. Fascinating!! Noah couldn't wait to discover what color his was . . . blue. As soon as we reached the parking lot he dropped his blue sucker. So, being the good Mom that I am (really I just couldn't deal with anymore tears), I picked up that sucker, gave it a good licking (10 second rule, right!?) and handed it back to eager Noah. But, not before telling him to put it in his mouth, and to not drop it again. Now we all know where this story is headed, right? . . . We had just made it to the car, and you guessed it, he dropped it. In a puddle of OIL!! There was no way I was going to lick that off. The tears began. I put him and everyone else in the car, and started walking the cart to the return corral. I stupidly stepped on the sucker, and ran it over with the cart. GREAT! Then as I came back to the car, another car RAN OVER that little blue sucker! Oh Noah, he couldn't believe it. It was pure horror. When Nathan got in the car, he could barely understand hysterical Noah, as he tried to explain the events of what had just happened. But, the good news is that he got over it fairly quick, and has learned to leave suckers in his mouth.
8 years ago