It has been a long day.
The naps were short and the whining felt constant.
I hope to go to bed early tonight, but before I do, let me leave you with a short tale from our dinner out last night.
Have I ever shared with you Sassy's uncanny ability to sniff out a treat from great distances? Seriously, the kid has some kind of crazy candy radar. She's like a dog who hears the treat bag rattle and comes running from the far recesses of the house... except you don't have to rattle the bag and you don't have to even be in the house.
No matter where you might be in the world, if you are eating candy... she knows.
So last night, Brent found a coupon for Cheeseburger Bobby's and due to its upcoming expiration, he suggested we go there for dinner. Of course Cheeseburger Bobby's is not on the weight watchers plan, but I took one for the team and agreed we should go.
As we finished our
low fat meal, Brent went back to the drink service area to get a refill before we left. Sassy trotted along behind him and as he was filling his drink she was looking up at him.... but kinda past him, her eyes fixed on something up high. She asked him to pick her up. He did. She then zeroed in on a shallow red basket that was on top of the sweet tea dispenser. You might be able to make it out in this picture... it is to the immediate right of the Coke machine on top of the tea maker.
The conversation that followed went something like this:
Sassy: Daddy, what's in that basket?
Brent: I don't know honey.
Sassy: Will you let me look in it?
Brent: Sure baby.
He then lifted her up on his shoulders so she could look inside the basket. And quick as lightning, that girl reached into the basket and pulled out a peppermint! How in the world did she know that there was a piece of candy in her proximity?
I'm telling you, it is a freaky sixth sense.