Madison went to school on Thursday in her Halloween costume. If you couldn't guess from the first picture, she is Pebbles! We arrived at school a little after nine in great anticipation of the parade that was to start promptly at 9:25. The toddlers checked each other out and received sweet gifts from their teacher, Mrs. Austin.
One of the treats Madison received was suckers. I couldn't quite figure out how she knew what it was, but she wanted it immediately. She tried to suck it with the wrapper on. I finally gave in and let her have it. I glanced around the room and realized she was the only one breaking out the candy!!
I also quickly realized that 18 month olds do NOT know how to properly suck a sucker. They let the drool roll right on out, down the chin, and to the shirt!
When it was time to start the parade, I was OVER the sticky mess on my child so I snatched the sucker out of her hand and threw it in the trash can. I had NO IDEA the drama that would ensue. I don't think I've ever seen such a fit. I turned around for a split second to see if I could find a wipe and at that moment Madison dove into the garbage can after her sucker. After a small wrestling match I managed to retrieve her and get her cleaned up and calmed down for her parade debut.
She had a great time. I've since hidden the suckers. Out of sight... out of mind!