Today at synagogue, my daughter was given a package of Smarties and decided to share half of it with a friend. She wanted to get a drink or food or something so she licked her half of the Smarties and then left them with the friend to guard. When she returned, said Smarties were all gone and the friend denied having anything to do with the disappearance.
According to my daugheter, the scene went down something like this:
“Where are my Smarties?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t eat them.”
“I licked them before I gave them to you.”
“No you didn’t, I touched them all before I ate them and they were all dry so I know you didn’t lick them. But I didn’t eat your Smarties.”
Now when this story was relayed to me, I’m sure I should have come up with some words of wisdom about sharing and being fair with friends, but all I could do was laugh out loud.
My daughter didn’t understand why I thought the licking part was so darn funny. She is only 6 years old afterall. But after I explained the whole “your friend stole your candy and ate your germs” thing to her, she got it and also understood why the older girls sitting at the table next to them thought it was so darn funny as well.
I’m not sure the friend ever understood the joke or that she was caught red-handed in a germy, Smartie lie.
Moral of the story: If you ever want to get in a little pre-revenge on a friend who might steal your candy, give it all a good lick first before leaving it with her/him for safe-keeping.
Speaking of yummy Smarties, CakeSpy.com has an interesting blog post about baking with Smarties (and I also borrowed the lovely Smarties photo from her site). Now that might be a yummy Hanukkah recipe ingredient!
Treif Cooking and Candy Revenge!