Things haven't changed much around here. One year our little guy gave up all cookies for Lent EXCEPT Oreos ... when all he ate was Oreos. This year our not-so-little guy gave up computer games EXCEPT Fortnite ... when all he plays is Fortnite.
"Mom," says our little guy yesterday. "Don't put cookies in my lunch. You keep forgetting that I gave up cookies for Lent."
Now, as we are having this conversation he is sitting at the kitchen counter with a tall glass of milk and a stack of 6-8 oreos. Dunk - munch, munch. Dunk- munch, munch.
"What do you mean?" I ask. "You're eating cookies right now. You've been eating cookies ever since Lent started!"
Dunk - munch, munch.
"No one gives up Oreos for Lent," he explains matter of factly. "I gave up all the other kinds, like chocolate chip."
Huh. I'm thinking that's like someone giving up all sodas for Lent except Diet Coke ... when all they drink is Diet Coke.
He smiles, a very oreo encrusted kind of smile.
I reach for an Oreo and ... dunk - munch, munch. After all, I did NOT give up cookies (of any kind).