Do y'all watch that show with John Quinones?
I watch it simply because I like saying his name.
"Oooohhh, here comes John Quinones!"
"What's John Quinones going to say about that?!"
"Oh John Quinones ... you prankster, you."
I had a What Would You Do moment myself the other day. No, no one came out from behind the scenes declaring I'd been secretly filmed. It was just a bizarre circumstance that got me to wondering ...
What Would You Do?
My family is out to eat at Abuelo's. As we were leaving the restaurant, we passed a middle aged woman walking by us with a very big blue sucker in her mouth. Naturally, Levi stops and stares at her and tells me to look at her lollipop.
The woman stops, bends down to Levi's level and says, "I have some more of these in my car. Let me go get you one."
She proceeds to tell her husband to pull the car around, and she tells us she purchased several of these suckers at a home office store down the road. The car pulls up, she grabs a Staples bag from the backseat and lets Levi choose a lollipop.
We thank her for her kind gesture, Levi thanks her as well, and we continue on our way.
Complete stranger. Seems kind. Sweet gesture.
The ever trusty motto rings through my mind "Never Take Candy From A Stranger."
I see this as huge "teaching moment" for my son. Sure, she may be (and probably is) harmless, but what if someone else gives him a chocolate bar laced with poison and he remembers that Mommy let him have the sucker from the stranger and eats it.
I had so many contrasting thoughts running through my mind that I felt like the angel and devil were sitting on each shoulder.
"Why was this woman eating a sucker in the restaurant foyer? Seems peculiar. Was she trying to lure the children?"
"She's probably a grandmother and Levi reminded her of her grandson. How nice!"
In the car, Levi begged for his new sucker. Trash it or eat it?
I have to know ... WHAT WOULD YOU DO?