Never give an imaginary cookie to a 14 Month Old. I am speaking from recently gained experience.
Among the numerous other toys that our spoiled older child has accumulated of the few years of his life is a set of “play” McDonald’s food. Among them are RJ’s and Tony’s favorites, cookies, fries and chicken nuggets. They frequently get grilled on the toy grill, and have been “eaten” too many times to count. However, this time was different. Tony is finally at an age where he comprehends much of what we say. Like any child that age he comes running when he hears the word cookie.
We were in the basement, the boys playroom, like we are most evenings, when RJ began playing with his “food.” He said, “Goof boys share, so I am going to share.”
He proceeded to give everyone a piece of this imaginary cookie. When it was Tony’s turn, Tony delightfully reached for some nonexistent cookie. Upon the realization that there was no cookie, Tony lost all composure. I am firmly convinced passers assumed that something heinous was transpiring in our house. Tony let out a burst of blood curdling screams that could have roused someone in a coma. Yes, it was that loud.
Like I said: Never give an imaginary cookie to a 14 Month Old.