Thank you to those who took guesses at which of my kids Halloween treats is illegal where we live.
The correct answer is in fact “canned pop.” At the current point in time (and as has been the case for many many years) it is illegal to have a carbonated beverage in a can in Prince Edward Island. Beer. Pop. If it bubbles, it must be bottled, not canned. In recent years there have been steps to change this law, but it has not yet happened.
I guess the bigger question should have been, what should my reaction have been when I saw the woman give my children something which I am perfectly aware is illegal, even if it makes no sense that it is. Should I have:
a) said, “Oh Honey, lets phone the police and have this bad law-breaking woman arrested.
b) should I have wagged my finger in the woman’s face and made a scene to ensure that my children got the message that any breaking of the law would not be tolerated.
c) should I have pretended I hadn’t noticed and thought to myself, “cool… the kids don’t actually like bubbly drinks, so there’s a treat for me.”
Yeah… guess which one I did.
Bad mommy. Very bad mommy.