What if…

Babess is very fond of “what if” questions.  So is Fainjin, for that matter.  They keep me on my toes with wildly imaginative scenarios and suggestions.  But I was caught short (or half-asleep) this morning when I handed Babess her breakfast.

“Mum!” she started, eyes wide with speculation.  “What if this croissant was magic?”

I really couldn’t answer.  What sort of magic powers might accrue to a croissant?  I need to give her The Magic Pudding to read, perhaps.

I just looked at her helplessly.  “I don’t know.  What if it were magic?”  Perhaps she had some idea of what to expect.

She raised her eyebrows dramatically, then took a large bite.  Nothing unusual happened.  She shrugged, and gave her verdict: “Not magic.”

Whew.  A mundane breakfast is more predictable and restful, anyway.  Much more suitable for a Sunday morning.

© UpsideBackwards 2013.


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5 Responses to “What if…”

  1. Stimey Says:

    I kind of wish it had been magic.

  2. Jill H. Says:

    Chocolate croissants are magic. Sometimes the regular ones too, i you use really good butter.

  3. Jill H. Says:

    Great, now I’m craving croissants!

  4. Kate @ upsidebackwards Says:

    Hmmm, actually… chocolate *almond* croissants – pains au chocolat royals – are pretty close to magical… 😀 but I don’t think that’s what Babess had in mind. Perhaps she expected us all to sprout fairy wings or something when she bit into it?

  5. Graham Says:

    …or perhaps it *was* magic, and you weren’t meant to eat it…. Perhaps you had to rub it three times and whistle the Marseillaise, and then a ghostly figure of Napoleon would appear and….

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