Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly Wondering: Stuck on the Sucker

People seem to feel the need to give my kiddo candy, this is especially grocery store cashiers and even doctors. And not only is it candy, it's almost always a sucker.

Two problems with this:

1) They hand this to the child as you are leaving where ever it is you're at. That means after we get outside I'll need to pry the candy away from Grace as she wails, "Minnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeee!" Fun times.

2) I'm pretty sure Grace hasn't had a sucker before. At least not to my knowledge. This means if I do let her have it, I'd likely find it stuck on the seat of the car, in Elmo fur (see picture) or, even worse, her in hair.  Grace always drops things when she's in her car seat -- sometimes intentionally as if to say "Hey, I'm going to toss this on the floor and tell Mommy to get it because it's a fun game to play while she's driving." 

So, I ask, why suckers? There's got to be some other item that could work, something else that says: "Here you go, thanks for being a good toddler and not shrieking in our store/waiting room/urgent care office."


The Young Family said...

We seem to get stickers everywhere we go instesd of suckers. A healthier alternative, to be sure, but it's still sticky (hence the name) and ends up in hair, on my car floor or on my back. Not a good solution.

Cheryl said...

I love Trader Joes because they always give the kids a small bag of "healthy" chocolate cookies. I agree- hate hate hate the suckers. We always take them away and let them have them later (not Sarah, but the older 2). I just don't think it's a good idea to eat hard candy in the car- hard to perform the heimlich while strapped in.

MollyinMinn said...

I too hate the sucker thing. The fastest way to get wet, sticky, drool all over things. Yuck.

How about we just go with stickers people.

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