"I will never, ever eat my friend!" was confidently and un-waveringly voiced by Joelle this morning.
So anybody who considers yourself a friend of Joelle's -- you can breathe easy as you have her personal guarantee that she does not eat her friends. :)
The 'friend' she was specifically refering to is this orange-and-red gummy worm that she recently acquired when we went out to eat this weekend.
Normally she devours these types of goodies with no second thoughts to the abrupt end of a very short 'friendship', but for some reason she has taken quite a liking to this particularl slimy treat and has decided to prolong its life -- indefinitely.
Oh yes, she is adament that this 'friend' will be with her always. She pretends to feed it, put it to sleep, brush its teeth...you name it, she pretends it.
And this morning when she announced to me that her worm friend (whom she has named "Wormy Snowflake" with our family name attached to the end of it) was sick, I suggested that maybe she should just eat him then.
And that was when she spoke up in strong defense of good ol' Wormy Snowflake, declaring her unconditional devotion to keep him alive and well.