Along with a hot day at the pool comes begging to get a treat at the snack bar...times 3! Yep, even Lexi has learned to tug at my hand towards the snack bar pleading "Popsicle! Popsicle Pweeeez!" Ally and Jessi have been saving their coins and bringing some change along on pool days. I figure its an opportunity for them to practice counting money.
Today I observed the sweetest thing ever!
The girls went up to the snack bar to purchase a fudgesicle. I noticed Jessi, whose eyes barely peek over the counter, signaling for the snack bar attendant to come back.
"Um...Excuse me! Can I please see the box for this fudgie-popsicle? My sister is diabetic."
My heart smiled.
I had checked the box a few days earlier when the girls chose a "fudgie-popsicle", so I already knew the carb count. But how sweet of Jessi to think of her sister. The girls were so proud of themselves. They walked back from the snack bar with their heads high and big smiles on their faces. They had scored a "fudgie-popsicle"! And not only had they independently ordered and paid for their treat, but they also found the carb count all on their own. (Notice the nutrition label lists serving size as 2 pops and carbohydrates as 19. Ally proudly announced that they figured out that it is about 9 carbs for one.)
I was so proud of them too!