I handed Joey a bowl of plain M&M's after lunch yesterday and went upstairs to put away some laundry. I came down 20 minutes later and found the bowl still filled and Joey fidgeting with a single, half-melted M&M.
"What are you doing?" I asked as I had never seen a child take longer then 30 seconds to devour M&Ms.
"I can't get the wrapper off," Joey responded calmly, still picking at smeared chocolate.
"Joey, the M&M's aren't individually wrapped. You can just eat them."
"No, mommy. Look! (holding up a fresh one for emphasis). There are words on it (or in this case, just the letter "M"). It's got a wrapper."
Oh Lordy. I had some 'splainin' to do.