Carson had his very first lollipop the other day.
You would have thought that I’d given him an entire gallon of yummy guacamole and a bag of tortilla chips and told him to go to town. Or possibly that’s just me.
I’d gotten two lollipops from the bank teller and decided that it would be safe to give him one as we drove back home. (To be clear, I actually was doing the driving, Carson was safely strapped into his carseat in the backseat. Just wanted to clear up any confusion.) I offered Carson the choice between red and orange and he chose the red lollipop.
It’s times like this that make me realize that I should NEVER EVER EVER EVER leave home without my camera.
The look on his face was priceless when I gave him the lollipop. It’s like he couldn’t believe I’d given him the most amazing surprise in the entire world., despite the fact that he wasn’t sure what to do with it. I explained that he was supposed to lick it.
Ever so carefully, he slowly stuck out his tongue and gently licked. His eyes grew wide, a smile spread across his face, and he started giggling.
**giggle, giggle** “This cirtle tanny is dood!” (translation: this circle candy is good!) **giggle, giggle**
“It’s called a lollipop, Carson. Do you like it?,” I asked, also giggling.
Apparently he DID like the lollipop quite well. It took him until almost dinnertime nearly four hours later to finish it, only taking a break for a short nap. Thank goodness the excitement never wore off so that I was able to get his picture.
He never did stop giggling.