and the handful of chocolate cookies she was hiding inside her math book. Honestly, I hadn't even seen the toothpaste or cookies, but she quickly informed me that she was in the midst of
her algebra homework planning a fake food trick on Phil.
Now, the last time we tried to pull off a trick like this, we attempted to pass off candle wax as white chocolate, and he called our bluff immediately. But, hope springs eternal, and Emily was confident she could trick him into eating a chocolate cookie with a nice minty fresh filling, complete with tartar control!!
After making sure that the toothpaste was white, because a cookie with mint green filling would scream foul play, Emily set to work scraping out the creme filling and squeezing on the toothpaste.
I will admit, except for the small blue minty crystals, it looked pretty legit. Also, please take notice of the fancy nail design Emily is sporting. Even though she wears a uniform to school, there are no rules about nail polish. And sure enough, she has indeed discovered a love for elaborate nail art.
After the toothpaste cookie was ready for action, Em stood in the hallway and tried to gain her composure before the big reveal.
I realize that it is irreverant that these shenanigans are going down right next to the crucifix, and in hindsight, perhaps we should have moved to a different area of the hallway. But I think Jesus enjoys a good laugh once in a while.
She was really getting a kick out of herself.
Off she went to Phil's room, all the while saying out loud "think sad thoughts, think sad thoughts" in an attempt to try and control her laughter.
Those sad thoughts must have worked because she played it cool once she got to his door and said all nonchalantly, "Oh hey Phil, I couldn't eat this last cookie. You want it?"