Sesame Street was on our TV today, as usual.
And then the Cookie Monster segment. Cookie is talking to Zoe, the cute little orange monster, with a plate full of cookies in front of him.
and of course, you're hearing this conversation in your head with Cookie Monster's rough "me want cookie" voice...right?
Cookie: Would Zoe like chocolate chip cookie?
Zoe: No thanks
Cookie: Would Zoe like yummy oatmeal cookie?
Zoe: Nope, no thanks Cookie monster
Cookie: Why not Zoe?
Zoe: I don't like Cookies, Cookie Monster
Cookie: (exclaiming) NO LIKE COOKIES? Why NOT?
Zoe: I just don't like them, Cookie monster
Cookie: (putting his furry blue "paw" over his eyes) This is TERRIBLE! Zoe, how me be your friend if you no like cookies?
Zoe: Well, I don't mind if you love cookies
Cookie: You mean me can eat ALL these cookies?
Cookie: This is beautiful friendship! (and, with the realization that he now does not have to share his favourite sweet, proceeds to hungrily gobble down all the cookies) YUM YUM YUM YUM!
And I totally cracked up because I understood Cookie Monster's selfish joy!!!
Can I just say that I think we all need a Zoe in our lives?
(or, someone who likes raisins in their cookies, which in my personal opinion is the same as not liking cookies).
My favourite cookie: Hey Dollies (they have graham crumbs, chocolate chips, sweet shredded coconut, and condensed milk). What's yours?