Call me what you will, but I reward my kid with fruit snacks for certain things.  There was a point where she struggled with going number two and fruit snacks seemed to entice her.  You do what you gotta do, right?  It was my husband’s idea actually.  He was grocery shopping with Brinley and got to the fruit snack aisle.  At the time she was, capital O, obsessed with Dora and hubs spied a box of Dora fruit snacks as they strolled down the aisle.  The two of them made an agreement in the store that they could get the fruit snacks and Brinley could have them whenever she had a successful number two on the potty.  My husband is a genius (sometimes) and it really did help!

Anyway, it’s been quite a while now where going number two has been a non-issue.  However, the fruit snacks always seem to creep into the shopping cart each week.  The funny thing is, Brinley rarely asks for them at home and I’ve only ever rewarded her with them when she explicitly asks for them.  So it is always a surprise to me when the box turns up empty in the pantry closet.  What on earth could be happening to all of the fruit snacks?  I don’t eat them and Nora is too young for them.  Enter the guilty party, Scott!

I think suggesting we use fruit snacks as a reward for Brinley was all a part of his master plan to get them into the house.  Of course it’s silly for a grown man to request I buy fruit snacks at the grocery store each week but chewy, gummy, fruity snacks are one of Scott’s greatest weaknesses.  Gummy worms, gummy bears, those jelly fruit slices – he loves them all!  It took me a little while to catch on to the disappearing fruit snacks but when I woke up one morning and noticed an empty wrapper on the coffee table, I knew he had to be the culprit.  I usually sneak off to bed a little bit before he does at night and around that time, Scott is usually looking for a sweet snack.  I laugh when I think about a thirty year old man sitting on the couch at night scarfing down a pack of Dora or My Little Pony fruit snacks.  What’s even more hilarious is that sometimes he brings them to work with his lunch.  I wonder what his coworkers must think!?

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