Sunday, October 15, 2006


Last week we bought Larryboy and the Bad Apple for our children. The movie teaches kids about fleeing temptation. At one point, Larryboy overindulges in chocolate and suffers from a "sugar crash and a bellyache". His faithful butler, Alfred, offers Larryboy these sage words: "With great chocolate comes great responsibility."

Our kids must have watched Larryboy and the Bad Apple about eight times in the van on our trip to Saskatchewan last weekend.

On Wednesday night last week I served a special treat for dessert ... chocolate pudding. My preschooler dug into his bowl of pudding with great relish. He suddenly paused, his spoon poised in mid-air, and looked at me with solemn eyes.

"Mommy," he said, "This is a big bowl of responsibility."

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