Madison, Brandy, and Me (on Brandy's recent b'day)
The weather here in southeastern Georgia has been near perfect this week, so "us girls" (my daughter, granddaughter,Madison, and me) have been trying to spend some time outside each day. Madison walks over to my house to get me after lunch each day, then we all spend an hour or two sitting under the shade trees.
Today whenever Madison and I reached the chairs under the trees, Brandy handed us each a piece of Dove chocolate. She said her father-in-law had given a bag of the chocolate to her, and she wanted to share some of it with us. She and I then began discussing how much we loved Dove chocolates.
As the three of us sat savoring the smooth, tasty chocolate, Madison spoke up and said, "Oooh, this is so good! That's why I have to sneak some!" Brandy and I looked at each other... Then we asked Madison what she did with her candy wrappers from the "sneaked" chocolates, and she said she put them in the trash. We both laughed, because we both remembered something from years ago...
You see, there was once another little girl, about 30 years ago, who loved Hershey's kisses...She loved them so much that she " just had to sneak some" . But this little girl didn't put her candy wrappers in the trash, instead she hid the papers behind the couch (a pile of them), and she eventually got caught when her mother moved the couch! Whenever she got caught, she was punished for stealing the candy. It was one of the few times that Brandy ever got into trouble, so we still remember it vividly.
I looked at Brandy and said,"Like mother, like daughter!" , then I quickly added, "but at least she was smart enough to put her papers in the trash." To which Brandy replied, "Yeah, but she wasn't smart enough not to tell on herself!" To that, I had no reply!