Yeah, so, my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin is such a good kid that sometimes I forget he’s a kid, and that kids gonna kid.
Last night we were eating dinner together. He was having chicken, and I was eating a big salad. I know, I know. I’m such a fuckin’ top chef. Anyway, Calvin wanted a cupcake for dinner, because he’s smart. But, being a somewhat responsible parent, I told him that if he ate all of his chicken he could have a cupcake.
I left the room to put my plate in the sink, and when I came back Calvin pointed out that his chicken was gone.
“Can I have a cupcake, please?” he asked, while holding up his empty plate.
“Oh! Yes! Of course. Good job eating all your chicken,” I told him.
I brought him a cupcake, and he happily ate it – as you can see.
After he was finished, I was wiping off the table, and I picked up his water glass. Guess what was in it? Yep. The chicken. The boy hid his chicken in a glass of water, and I totally didn’t notice. He 100% fooled me into giving him a cupcake.
“Calvin, what’s in your glass?” I asked.
“Oh no! The chicken is all wet! The chicken is in the water.” he replied.
“How did it get in there?” I asked.
He just shook his head and ran off. Sneaky little bastard.
I couldn’t even be mad. He tricked me, the same way that kids have been tricking their parents about eating food for years. I’m kinda proud of him.