Sunday, September 27, 2009
First, TubaDad made them some Spam for lunch, and Ro was extremely dubious about tasting it. Ree had no such compunctions, jamming some in her mouth then waving another forkful of meat product in the air and saying enticingly to her sister: "Try it Ro! It's gooder than you think it is!" Then I headed out to spend time with some girlfriends and told Ro and Ree I'd bring them back a surprise. During dinner, my phone rang and it was Ree. She didn't beat around the bush, jumping right in with: "Mama, what you gots for us?" Um, well, I told her I had picked up a book for her and one for her sister. Apparently this answer was supremely unthrilling, because she responded: "Mama!!! We don't want books. We want candy. Worm candy." Then she hung up. Cracked me up. They were good books too, one of them, called Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! I really like. The girls liked it too, luckily. But even if they hadn't, you know that I stopped after that phone call and bought two of those gross gummy worms too, just to hedge my bets.