Candy!

candy

The car doors slammed shut and I could feel two pairs of expectant eyes boring into the back of my head.  We were taking our nieces for a sleepover at our house.

I am not a parent.  I am not a parent on purpose.  I relate to animals much better than I relate to children but the state seems to frown upon leaving bowls of food and water on the floor so I knew I’d have to try a little harder.

“What do you guys want for dinner?”

A shrill screech emanated from the back seat.  “CANDY!!!” the two of them said (somehow) in unison.

Candy is a given with our sleepovers.  We routinely take them to the grocery store, let them pick out whatever they want, binge on candy and movies and then we send them home.  This is what aunts and uncles do and we are very good at this.

“Yes, we will get candy.  But, we need to have dinner first.  We need to at least pretend like we are parents.”

I was very proud of this declaration.  This was definitely a parent-like statement.

My youngest niece said, in her most convincing voice, “You’re not parents!  You’re party animals.”

I know better than to argue with a child who is right.  Candy, it is.

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Kelly N. Vance About Kelly N. Vance

Kelly N. Vance is a professional freelance writer with a B.A. in Psychology and ten years in the fitness industry. Her skills are content writing, editing, cat-wrangling and making up words while claiming they are real. She may or may not have six toes. Send her love letters at http://www.kellyvance.com/wp/.

  • Ha ha! Grandparents are good at the candy thing too. But I’ve never had a grandchild accuse me of being a party animal. That’s cute.

    • Maybe you have to step your party game up, Allen!

  • Kelly N. Vance

    It definitely gave me pause, that’s for sure. 🙂

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