136. Bizarre Holiday:
“Hey Mum, did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Day?” my youngest daughter, Lucy piped up as she came tumbling down the stairs for breakfast.
“Yes, I’m sure it is,” I replied throwing her a look that clearly showed I didn’t believe her.
Sometimes I forget how sarcastic I can be and even worse, sometimes I forget that I’m speaking to my children and not to adults. They don’t always share my understanding and appreciation of sarcasm.
“No truly, it is!” she said. “Ben just looked it up on the net.”
Ben is my oldest and the apple of his little sister’s eye. She follows him around like a puppy and even though he says it gets on his nerves, I know him well enough to see that he loves every bit of it.
“Okay, so what’s this day all about?” I asked, placing a huge stack of pancakes on the table and plopping down on the seat in front of Lucy.
“Well, Ben said there’s not much that’s known about the oreos of it, but…” she began.
I smiled at her mistake; she meant origins, but in the spirit of National Chocolate Chip Day, I suspected her mind was already thinking about Oreos and such.
“… Google says that people should eat chocolate chips and so I think we need some on our pancakes for breakfast,” she finished. She looked up hopefully at me and waited to see what I’d say.
I couldn’t argue with her. I loved chocolate chips and my two daughters, including Lucy, and their brother Ben had inherited that love.
“Just for today!” I said warningly. “Because today is obviously a very special day on the calendar and we need to celebrate that.”
I stood up to open the fridge where I’d been keeping a small packet of chocolate chips. Little did my kids know but I was frequently hiding behind the door to sneak a few more.
I sprinkled them over the top of the pancakes and grinned wickedly at Lucy.
“Let’s get stuck into these before Ben comes down and eats them all!” I said.
The smile on her face was all I needed to see that she agreed completely.
Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! 🙂