Here’s the story of the Animal Crackers and the Peppermint Pattie.
Saturday morning before our weekly hike, my Dad told me he brought along two treats and he proceeded to show them to me. The first treat was a box of Animal Crackers, which is Bug’s favorite. The second treat was a Peppermint Pattie, which is my favorite.
We had a great hike at one of our favorite places and several times I thought about how good that Peppermint Pattie was going to be after the long hike. We got back to the car after the hike and Bug was given her animal crackers and I asked about the Peppermint Pattie, Dad said, “well, you know she has her animal crackers, so you want to wait to give her the Peppermint Pattie?” I was appalled, the Peppermint Pattie wasn’t for me, it was for Amelia! “Hmm, I said, you mean that you are going to give her the peppermint pattie, too? Did you know that, that is my favorite candy?” He quickly changed his story and he and I shared the peppermint pattie.
A few days later I was talking to Dad on my way home and he told me to stop by because he had something for me. I stopped by and he had bought me my very own peppermint pattie. 🙂