A few days ago, after looking at books, Fuzz and I decided to drop into the book store coffee shop for coffee and a snack. As we waited for the counter guy to finish his (never-ending) conversation with the woman ahead of us, we looked at the baked goods which at this particular coffee shop, can be decent.
Fuzz: Should I get the cupcake, mommy?
Me: Sure, but the icing might make you sick.
Fuzz: The sugar cookie looks good.
Me: That seems like a good choice.
Fuzz: (eyeing a slice of plain New York cheesecake) Wait! That’s what I want. Cheesecake!
At that moment, I was proud of Fuzz for rising above the boring sugar cookie and wanting something more sophisticated. But at the same time, I realized cheesecake was an appropriate late afternoon snack. I was trying to think of a way to talk her back into the little cookie when the counter guy wrapped up the conversation and then headed over to the coffee area to make the customer’s complicated drink. I wasn’t prepared to wait another eternity.
Me: You know, we really need to get home to Lizzie. Let’s just go.
Fuzz said ok and fairly cheerily at that. She knew we had low fat ice cream at home, and to her, that seemed just as satisfying as a slice of cheesecake. So we headed home and had slightly healthier options, but I couldn’t escape the cheesecake. It’s been on my mind for the past few days and I’ve decided to make a really good one which I can serve at a more appropriate time of the day. I’m working on it and will get back to you with the results.