If You Give a Toddler a Pancake….

If You Give a Toddler a Pancake….

She’s going to ask for maple syrup to go with it.

And if you give her maple syrup, she’s going to ask you for wallpaper.

“Wallpaper?” asks Dom, puzzled.

“Haven’t you read If You Give a Pig a Pancake?” I ask.

“No, I guess not.”

“It’s just like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The girl gives the pig a pancake and she asks for maple syrup. There’s a long stream of idea association and finally the pig makes a tree house and puts up wallpaper and gets sticky and being sticky reminds her of maple syrup….

So you make pancakes, Bella wants syrup, and thinks of wallpaper.”

“Oh. Cute.”

Sometimes if you have to explain, it isn’t quite as funny. Oh well.


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