Totally quotable Clementine

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[This was said to me on Saturday by Clementine, in Omena, Michigan, where we were camping. It was early in the morning, and she desperately wanted to break into a bag of sour cherry candies that some friends had given her. It was an audacious attempt on her part, which ultimately, I’m sad to say, failed.]

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6 Comments

  1. Jules
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Man, that’s a cute picture. Clever girl. And you’re mean. She said “just for today’. That makes complete sense.

  2. Karl
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Yes, and tomorrow we can use sawdust for candy!

  3. Karen
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    She should know better than to look behind the curtain.

  4. imatucky
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful try. She thought long and hard about that and still no candy. You can’t be that mean.

  5. Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    She’s a brilliant kid. Something like that never would have occurred to me when I was her age. And, yes, I can be that mean. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

  6. Posted September 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    My kids tried that once! I told them “How about we make a deal and we’ll have desert for dinner & dinner for desert instead?” They bought it, happily ate their flinstones and had strawberries for dinner :) (& salad for desert, lol)

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