|Chatham Candy Manor, Chatham, MA|
Grace's idea of heaven & Mom's worst nightmare.
Mom: Okay, Grace. Are you all set to go?
Grace: I want you to drop me off.
Mom: Come on, Grace. Papa wants to take you.
Grace: But, I want you to take me.
Mom: I'd really like to head out for my run now.
Grace: You can go after.
Mom: It's really hot out, Grace. It's much better for me to going earlier.
Mom: Remember those candies we got last year, the ones that look like rocks? After my run I'll go grab some for you guys to have for dessert tonight. Sound good?
|The famous candy rocks.|
Mom: Sorry, Grace. I can't ask Nana and Papa to drive to Brewster to get candy for you. If you want the rocks, you need to go jump in the car and let me go.
Grace: Fine. Just MAKE SURE you are there to pick me up this afternoon. Promise?
Mom: Yes Grace. I promise.
I've been told never to bribe my kids with food. So much for that. Yes, I'm shameless. But if all it takes is a few chocolate rocks to make Grace's transition smoother, so be it. I like running. Grace likes candy. You do what you gotta do.
Listen to this:
Better Days - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
* Note: Expected release date for this album 7/23. Oh boy.