Racing down the hallway of the Community Center, trying to set up for my home improvement workshop the next day, I ran into the kid. He was under 4 feet, cute and excited because the candy machine gave him not one but two packages of Peanut Butter Cups. The kid saw me and with sheer joy said, "Look I got two". Always on the side of the heart of children, I immediately responded "score!"
Mamma came out and said to the kid, "How did you get more than one candy? Last thing I need is for you to double your sugar high."
"But mamma", the little boy responded putting the candy behind his back as though he knew what was coming, "It came out that way."
"No, nuh huh!" Mamma said shaking her head while holding out her hand to the kid. It is the unspoken language that teaches us the most as kids. When Mamma puts out a hand, it’s the universal language for give it to me now ‘cause you ain’t getting it. Reluctantly, the little kid offered up one of his chocolate-y treasures appearing as though he was making a sacrifice to the Gods themselves, complete with the bottom lip out and a stomp of a foot.
Then Mamma turned to me, the bystander in the hall and said, "You want some chocolate?"
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