A funny story from last holiday season. I purchased candy canes today - to go on the tree again - and then I saw this striped paper **coming soon* and I had to get the story down before I forgot completely! TFL!
And a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
One day when I was cleaning Alex’s room I noticed bits and pieces of candy cane stuck to her bed sheets. Moving around the room I found pieces in the carpet, some which had to be cut out, and elsewhere. I was very frustrated and made sure I talked with Alex about our rule of not eating upstairs. It was the holiday season and I knew there would be other opportunities for her to have treats and didn’t want any more finding their way into her room! Well, one day we were sitting down for dinner and I noticed something was missing from the Christmas tree. I said “where did all the candy canes go?” All but the ones at the very top were gone. We asked the kids if they knew what happened or where they went and neither one would give us an answer. We thought maybe they had taken them and were playing with them somewhere. Finally I put two-and two together and realized Alex had snuck off with all but two (out of one dozen) candy canes that had decorated the tree, leaving only the ones she could not reach. We asked her again and that guilty little smile started to appear. “Alex, where did all the candy canes go?” Finally she pointed to her tummy. Ten candy canes - we couldn’t believe it! I had noticed during this time that Alex was playing quietly by herself more in her room and I thought how nice, she is figuring out how to keep herself occupied which gives me time to get some chores done! Another “a-ha” moment occurred knowing what she had really been doing during those times of “quiet play!” Unfortunately candy canes were not the last sweet to grace Alex’s room. Months later we had problems with chocolate, finding wrappers and half-eaten pieces in odd places. If only sweets were one of the major food groups - Alex would be a happy camper!
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