How many licks does it take to get the center of a Tootsie Pop?

I don’t know, but Cooper managed to get to the center of his Tootsie Pop last night after a successful first time out Trick or Treating, without biting into the pop part. He has suddenly becomed enamored of lollipops, which – YAY he is eating something new – but could he have picked something less sticky? Once at the middle of the pop, he looked suspiciously at the tootsie roll center, poked at it with his finger and handed it to me. I asked if he was done and he was all “UH, YES.”

But back to his first Trick or Treating outing. At the first house he was not sure exactly what we were doing, then he realized people were GIVING OUT CANDY. From that point on he could not get to the door fast enough. He would say “Trick or Treat” grab a piece of candy, say “Thank you” and sometimes “Happy Halloween” and then turn and yell “NEXT HOUSE!!” It took all of my energy and concentration to keep him from hurtling off of top steps and curbs without looking.

One of the houses in our neighborhood goes all out with the spooky decorations. I thought he might find it too scary, but Cooper either gets that it is fake, or he just doesn’t know what he is looking at, but when we got to this house, he said “Oooooo, scary” and then made “oooooo, oooooooo, ooooooooooooo” sounds while walking up to the door. He was decidedly NOT scared.

This is the display that was in the garage. Because I used a flash it is not as spooky as it was in person.

And yes, that is a plastic shopping bag Cooper is using for his candy. I have a soft pumpkin bag SOMEWHERE in this house for him that I bought last year, and now cannot find. It is probably in the attic. The good news, he did not care at all he was using a plastic bag.



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3 responses to “How many licks does it take to get the center of a Tootsie Pop?

  1. Oh, oh, the sweet tooth has erupted! Maybe some sugar on protein dishes will entice him?

  2. That's so funny! I DID notice the plastic bag and was thinking "awww…I'll bet she forgot to get him a bag…" lololol

  3. Wow, is that first pic a boob shot? Good pic.

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