I’ve spent the better part of the past three days at church, cooking for several events. On Monday night I brought home some leftover rolls…………..and we know how much Aaron loves rolls! I was in my bedroom the next morning and heard Aaron come clomping up the stairs. He marched into my room, holding the bag of rolls.
“Mom! Can I have some rolls? I brought them up here to you so that I wouldn’t feed any to Jackson!”
It’s good to see that there are times, few though they be, that Aaron does realize his limitations at self control. He knows that the temptation for him to feed the dog a roll or two is just more than he can resist, so he decided to let me supervise the roll allotment this morning. Besides, this good behavior will surely earn him an extra roll or two – right?
I opened the bag and handed him two rolls, which he chowed down very quickly. “Mom, can I have some more?” he asked. I told him that I thought two rolls was plenty. He pondered this for a few seconds.
And then he responded, “I think, like two, is just not plenty.”
Well, of course Aaron thinks that two is just not plenty. Two of anything is a mere starting point to Aaron!
This morning I was unloading the dishwasher and opened the cabinet to put away some plates. This is what I saw:
I knew right away what had happened and when I asked Gary about it, he confirmed my thoughts. Sure enough, last night Aaron was once again drawn to the bag of rolls. I’m sure if left alone, he would have polished off the entire bag………..with a little assistance from Jackson. Gary rationed them out to Aaron like I had done that morning, and then laid the bag aside. Aaron knows our strategy very well. When we realize that he will completely devour a particular food, we find a hiding place for it. So Aaron strolled through the kitchen and as quietly as Aaron can be quiet, he put the bag of rolls into the bread box where they normally belong………….but where he also knew he can easily find them again as soon as the dust settled and Dad was distracted. But Gary has the wisdom of experience and so he waited for Aaron to go up to his room. As quietly as Gary can be quiet……….and he can be much quieter than Aaron, trust me!……………he went to the kitchen and hid the rolls.
Oh yes! There is plenty of intrigue and sneakiness in our house! Sometimes Aaron out-sneaks us and sometimes we out-sneak Aaron. Gary won this round, as I discovered this morning. I do believe that I’ll leave the misplaced bag of rolls in their clever hiding place, because I know that Aaron will be searching for them this morning.
After all, according to Aaron, two is just not plenty………and I’m sure he hasn’t changed his mind on that at all!