Today's exchange on the train:
DD: So a friend of mine told her son when he was 3 that "sweeties" were raisins. So when he would ask his mom if he could have sweeties, he got a tiny fistfull of dried grapes. Parenting Win, right?
ND: I don't know if I'm comfortable lying to our child or tricking her into doing appropriate or healthy things. Why can't we just tell her that sweeties aren't healthy?
DD: She's 3. She's not going to understand that.
ND: Okay. How about "You can't have sweeties because sweeties are bad for you and we love you?"
DD: And when she asks why her friend Jonas gets to have sweeties?
ND: Because Jonas' parents don't love him?
So what are we going to call raisins in our house?