Wednesday, May 28, 2008

An Ethical Question

Lumpyhead's teacher once gave him an iced sugar cookie, and now he refers to such baked goods as a "Miss Beth Cookie." I do not mix, roll out, cut, bake, ice, then festively decorate cookies at my house, so Lumpyhead does not get these cookies very often. (Since the initial introduction and subsequent constant mention of Miss Beth Cookies, I think we bought him one once. Poor deprived boy.)

I stopped by the bakery at lunch today, just to "see if anything looked good." As if. I ended up back at my desk with a $4 fudge-covered brownie in addition to my less-than-sensible lunch.

The bakery also had a pretty display of Miss Beth Cookies, so I bought one for Lumpyhead to assuage my guilt.

But here's the thing.

1. I'm not going straight home tonight. I'm going to Happy Hour first.

2. I don't want to cram this beautiful cookie into my briefcase - where it could get broken. And I'm taking the metro to the Happy Hour location, so I can't just carry the cookie carefully to my car and leave it there.

3. After approximately 36 square inches of fudge-covered brownie, I'm starting to eye that damn cookie a bit too lustily.

So. Internet:

Can I eat the cookie?

21 comments:

Ken and Belly said...

Heck yeah. Baby #3 needs a Miss Beth Cookie, too.

Michele said...

Disclaimer - I am doing Weight Watchers so any mention of cookies or fudge covered stuff makes me mean.

No. Leave the cookie at work and bring it home tomorrow.

I hate Me on a Diet too.

De in D.C. said...

Heck yes - eat it! You don't want to contribute to the rise in childhood obesity, right? (That's how I justify stealing my son's halloween/easter/goodiebag candy. Yes, I will be rotting in hell when I die.)

Em said...

Is it gone yet?

Anne said...

Bring it to happy hour and share it with us!!

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Em,
Not yet. But I think its status went from "Vulnerable" to "Critically Endangered" about 15 minutes ago.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Dude. Eat it and buy him another one tomorrow.

Beth Fish said...

All's fair in love and pregnancy.

Joel said...

Eat the cookie

Joel said...

Wait, don't eat the cookie

Joel said...

No, go ahead and eat the cookie

Joel said...

Wait, has the cookie been out of your possession at any time? Doesn't matter, don't eat the cookie.

MetroDad said...

Eat the cookie. Nobody will ever know. Just make sure to brush your teeth before giving Lumpyhead a kiss. I swear that toddlers can smell cookies from a mile away.

Nancy said...

Hell yes. He'll never know.

But get 2 for him next time you hit the bakery.

theotherbear said...

It'd be wrong NOT to eat it! After all, you really should taste test it, before going back to buy him one only if it passed muster.

Stimey said...

You do need to make sure it's not poison after all. And when you go back tomorrow to get him one, you will probably need to buy another one of those brownies.

nonlineargirl said...

Yes, but then you need to buy Lumpyhead a beer.

bozoette said...

I hope you ate the cookie! But I am evil like that.

talkingbudgie said...

None of the above. Send the cookie to me. I will look after it... Muahahaha.

Devra said...

I'll absolve you of the guilt if you eat the cookie. I've got a magic wand all ready for you...

merseydotes said...

It's probably too late, but EAT THE COOKIE. Lumpyhead doesn't know it exists. You can buy him another one.