In the midst of all the bad economic news and puzzling prognosis for the financial sector, there is one silver-lining story I can share.
Wylie tried something new this weekend: a Wonka Bar.
Yes, that zany brainy chocolatier from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired my new-taste-averse son to actually try a bite of chocolate.
(Fade to black): [camera zooms in on the nose of a ten year old boy sniffing an unwrapped Wonka Bar like a mouse sniffs a new piece of old cheese]
WYLIE: It smells wierd, do you think I will like it? It's melting in my hand!
MOM: Go ahead and bite it, Wylie!
WYLIE: (biting a millimeter of chocolate off with mouse-like motions) Hmmm. Well! It's not half bad!
Cue the Oompa-Loompas!
God Bless Willy Wonka!