Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Strange Obsession with Snacks

Me: Tell me a story, Sammy.
Sam: once 'pon time there was elephant.
Me: What is the elephant's name?
Sam: (something unintelligible)
Me: repeats unintelligible mumbling?
Sam: Yes.
Me: What did the elephant do?
Sam: sat with Sammy!
Me: What did Sammy and the elephant do?
Sam: We had snacks.
Me: Elephants like peanut butter. Did you eat peanut butter?
Sam: No! I like goldfish. I eat goldfish.
Me: Did the elephant eat goldfish too?
Sam: Yes. Elephant and Sammy eat goldfish together. We have snack together.

Later he told me a story about a lion who had a snack with the elephant.

In all his stories, there are snacks.

This is a kid who likes his food.

(at bedtime)
Me: What was your favorite thing today?
Sam: Eating food.
...as though there are days we don't have that.

And that's my kid.


Karen Maezen Miller said...

Priorities straight.

~Momma Chaos said...

LOL :) A boy after my own heart!

Ilanadavita said...

Handsome little boy.