like a thief in the night, except that it was daytime & he got away with nothing

28 Aug

the other morning when justice asked me if he could have some cookie dough i said no because i’m the meanest mommy in the world. he sat at the fridge, door open, wailing and hollering like i’d just cut his ear off.

a few moments later, he stopped screaming and ran off to his bedroom, leaving the fridge door open because he was concerned the house was too hot, i’m sure. he’s a compassionate thinker, that one.

i got up to shut the fridge & thought nothing more of it.


he came back out of his room and i gave him a kiss as i am wont to do. he’s utterly delectable. this fine morning was no exception, but i did notice a new deliciousness. the distinct taste of chocolate chips mixed with flour, butter, sugar, etc.

you see where this is going, don’t you?

i snapped my head back from his lips & he immediately knew the error of his ways & smacked his hands on his mouth.

the taste of cookie dough does not go away immediately, folks. he’s 3. he doesn’t know that yet.

i chased him back to his room to find him like this:


i looked around under his bed thinking the evidence was there, but he smiled his adorable smile &, eyes closed, pointed up.

that’s where i found this:

cookie dough
(it was hidden under the covers)

i opened the box to find this:

cookie dough damage

mind you, this bad boy was full of cookie dough not 10 minutes prior to the discovery of the box.

i tickled him.

we laughed.

poor dude ended up with a bellyache.


5 Responses to “like a thief in the night, except that it was daytime & he got away with nothing”

  1. harriet September 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    you are the best mom. always laugh at, with, and because of them and they’ll grow up fine. he knew he was caught, you knew he was caught but hey, who can resist cookie dough? what a hoot. your babies are lucky to have you ruling the roost.

  2. nectarine August 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    thats a lot of freaking cookie dough

  3. Norma August 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    I think you handled it brilliantly! A tickle and a laugh. That’ll be one sweet memory you guys can laugh about when he’s all grown up and you can remind him he ended up with a tummy ache.

  4. Jill August 28, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    You keep a container of cookie dough in your fridge? That is freaking brilliant!!! I need one of those for emergencies!

    • mommymae August 28, 2009 at 11:52 am #

      oh, yes. we make the dough & make cookies as we want to eat them so they’re always fresh. and this was only the small box. we filled another bigger one, too.

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