Lila has been thoroughly enjoying her Halloween candy haul. The other day when she came to get me to open her 5th piece of candy in as many minutes, I thought maybe we should start weening her. Lila is usually pretty reasonable if you can explain things to her. So I told her that eating a little candy was OK but if you ate a lot of candy it was bad for you. Of course the immediately reply was the notorious, "Why?" I decided that this situation called for a little Google image search. You can imagine the awful images that came up when I searched for "tooth cavity". Then Lila asked, "What else will happen if you eat too much candy?" So I told her about type II diabetes and searched for images of "insulin shots". I thought that should settle it. But Lila kept asking and asking for "What else will happen, Daddy, what else?" That was when the inspiration came. After searching YouTube for a minute I found this video. I told Lila that this girl ate too much candy even though they told her not to.
After she was done watching it like 7 times, I asked, "Lila, do you want to eat a lot of candy or just a little candy?" She replied, "Only a little bit, I don't want get big and blue."