Clearly, my son is not also reading the children's version of 7. Or making any plans to give up HFCS anytime soon...
Henry: You know what, Mom?
Me: No. What?
Henry: I like cupcakes.
Me: You do? I did not know that.
Henry: My favorite thing about cupcakes is eating them.
Me: That makes sense.
Henry: They are a good food to have at parties.
Me: Yes. You are right. Cupcakes are good to have at parties.
Henry: Chocolate cupcakes are my favorite. With chocolate icing. But, you know, sometimes I have to eat cupcakes that aren't my favorite. Sometimes I have to eat yellow cupcakes with white icing.
Me: I'm pretty sure you don't HAVE to eat the cupcakes.
Henry: Yes I do. If there are cupcakes there, I have to eat them.
Me: I understand the logic, but again, you don't have to eat the yellow cupcakes if you don't want them.
Henry: YES I DO!!!
Me: Okay. Okay. You can eat the yellow cupcakes even though they aren't your favorite.
Henry: Wait. a. minute. We have cupcakes? Where are the cupcakes?
Me: We don't have any cupcakes.
Henry: BUT YOU SAID I COULD EAT THE YELLOW CUPCAKES!!!
Me: If I let you play with your Leapad will you stop talking about the cupcakes we do not have?
(Fifteen minutes later, screaming, because he likes to wear headphones while he plays with his Leapad)
Henry (to no one in particular): I BET IF I ATE THREE CUPCAKES I WOULD GET SICK.