Today's funny episode:

I was walking Mia-Mimi, and happened upon two young boys crouched in a semi-hidden area on the next street over. They were kneeling on a blanket, looking terribly guilty.

"What are you two up to?" I asked. How bad was this?

And then I saw what they were doing: not drugs, not looking at porn, not hurting an animal (thank heavens) or another child, but rather simply stuffing their little faces with Thin Mints and Trefoil cookies just before dinner.

They said, "Please don't tell on us. Our Moms don't know we bought extra boxes." The words came out sounding sort of weird, since their mouths were so full.

I pretended to consider the matter carefully, and then I made them bribe me with a single Thin Mint. And then I walked away, laughing.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.