As I was showering this morning, my kids bounded in asking if they could have candy. Alea was succint and to the point- she was clear about what she wanted and I was able to easily answer. Kye however started like this:
Kye: Mom, can I have some candy?
Mom: What candy?
Kye: Any candy I want?
(it was clear this would take a minute as I continued to wash my hair).
Mom: Where is this candy you want? (I did not want them to dig into the Halloween candy hidden in the front closet).
Kye: (Silent thinking- then a quick decision to bring the candy to me).
He brought in the green bowl with assorted candy and asked: Can I have any one that I want?
Mom: Sure.....(hesitation on my part)
This sounded like a trick question......hmm
Kye: Even the one with trash on it?
Mom: Show me...
I had to see this. Turns out he wanted to open a package that had a Pez dispenser with several candy pieces. So his question was two fold: Can I open a package (are we saving this for something) and, can I eat all the candy that comes in the package?
His simple question got me thinking though. It is my hope that he may ask in the future: Can I have the candy packaged with the recyclable material?
By the way, I said yes, with the caveat to not eat all the candy. And, to my surprise, he followed directions. Pez candy can be addicting :-)