I keep asking Ava Scarlett what she wants for Christmas… kids at this young an age tend to change their minds. A lot.
So, besides ballet things, and Calico Critters, today she gave me a new item for her list.
Me: So, what would you like for Christmas, again?
She: Well, I think I’d liiiiiiike… some Nutella.
She: Nutella. I want some for my own self.
Me: You mean, you’d like your own jar of Nutella?
She: *solemnly* Yes. Please.
Me: Well, okay then! I hope Santa doesn’t forget!
She: Don’t worry, I will share mine with Oliver, but I can’t share it with daddy, because it has flour. *big, unblinking eyes*
Martin has been excluding gluten from his diet for over a year now. Besides being a huge pain in the ass for me, this child is constantly wondering what she can and cannot share with him, which is completely adorable.
Me: Nutella has flour? I don’t think it does…
(Actually, I should check – just about everything everything has traces of wheat flour in it someplace… ack.)
She: Yes. *nodding*
Me: I really don’t think so, baby.
She: Yes! It has flour and coconuts and basil.
Me: Whaaaat? What do you mean exaclty?
She is crazy. I get a nearly-empty jar from the cupboard. I read the label.
She: Yes! See? See the label… see?
Then, I look at the picture…
Well. I stand corrected: flower, coconuts and basil. Just like the child said. (I didn’t have the heart to correct her… it’s all just too damned cute!)
I suppose I’ll have to get to the grocery store this week…
Endnote: As it turns out, Nutella is without wheat products. Joy to the gluten-free world!