A friend of our sent us a card with candy in it recently. The candy were those little ‘red hot’ cinnamon candies (which I love).
Flora wanted one of those candies in the worst way.
I tried to warn her.
“That candy is hot,” I said.
“Will it cool off?” she responded.
“Not that kind of hot. It’s spicy.”
She gave me an incredulous look (Flora has quite a repertoire of incredulous looks). “Who would give us spicy candy?” she asked.
I handed over a candy.
She blew on it for a bit, then popped it in her mouth.
A minute or two later, I looked over at her. She was holding the candy in her fingers, a stricken look on her little face.
“I told you,” I said. She looked at me mutely, her expression priceless. Somehow horrified and wondering at the same time.
“Throw it out,” I advised. “And get yourself a drink of cold water.”