t-3 1/2 (as of today) year old daughter
t-let’s shoot all the bad guys.
j-what happens when you shoot bad guys?
t-they turn into good guys.
me-oh, good, yes, then let’s definitely shoot all the bad guys.
t-why does the rabbit like trix?
me-because he likes the way they taste.
t-no, he doesn’t.
me-yes, he does, just like you like fudgcicles.
t-but, you don’t eat trix. they are a toy.
me-no they’re not. they’re food.
t-no they’re not. (technically, she’s probably right on this point)
me-yes, they are. they are cereal, just like lucky charms.
t-i don’t like lucky charms anymore.
t-yes, now i just like rice krispies and smart start.
me-oh, what about fruitas loopas? (we started calling them this when we went to mexico a few years ago)
t-no, not any more.
me-o.k., how about apple jacks?
t-yeah, i like apple jacks, too.
t-but how does the rabbit get trix?
me-he tries to trick the kids into giving him the trix.
me-because he likes them….
**Please note, I gave up on giving my kids the “healthy, non-sugary cereals” very soon after my first discovered that they really don’t taste as good as the other crap. As a parent, we must all pick our battles and this was not one I chose to fight.