Fringe benefits? A confession? Maybe both.


This afternoon, when the bakery worker at the grocery store called out, "Ohhh, what a darlin'! He needs a cookie!" upon seeing my smiling son in the shopping cart, I could have said "Thanks, but no thanks."

But I didn't.

When she called over another worker to fetch him a sweet treat from the bakery, I could have said, "No, no, he's only 10 months old ... still a bit too young for cookies. Thank you anyway."

But I didn't.

When that second worker asked, "Chocolate chip or sprinkles?" I could have said, "None, thanks. He doesn't eat chocolate yet."

But I didn't. I said, "Chocolate chip, please." (I think I may have even glanced down at Kostyn for effect, as if he might have had an opinion, or even knew what sprinkles are, or could even say the word "cookie.")

Then I hid that cookie from my son, swerved my way into an aisle out of sight of the bakery, and enjoyed every bite.

11 comments:

Tara said...

:)

Heather said...

yum

Kim said...

Cookies?! Man, Nicky's only scored lollipops...

Carol said...

I love it. Hey, aren't you nursing? He still got his cookie, just later!

=) said...

Score!

wildhorse said...

Robyn I would like you join me at my next sweets addict meeting.

bridge said...

HA HA!

Maestra said...

Talk about sisterly connection! Just yesterday I smiled and thanked the Starbucks guy for the cookie he had wrapped-up for Tesher, even though he can't have it. I was prepared to give him one of his wheat-free treats at home in trade had he noticed, but he didn't. I find nap time to be even more pleasant when chocolate is combined with the peace and quiet, don't you?

Kim, try the Starbucks inside the Stop & Shop, that's where we scored.

Robyn said...

Wildhorse - I'll be there. Should I bring the chocolate, or will you? :)

That Nora Girl said...

You did what anyone else would (and should) have done! :)

julia said...

too funny. i take lollipops at the bank and grocery store that i have no intention of actually giving to antonio. :)