This young lad took the cookie container without Mom's knowing or permission. Even the dog knows he's doing something wrong. He's hiding somewhere in the house where Mom doesn't go very often. Mom's in the basement doing laundry.
The boy's name is Jake and his dog is Brownie, or maybe Chrissy. The dog wants a cookie too. Jake may have a coke in the class, or it may be a jar of jelly.
If his Dad finds him instead of his Mom, Dad will laugh because he remembers doing the same thing, but he says, "Wait til your mother finds out."
Jake probably doesn't have any brothers or sisters, or they'd be in cahoots. They'd be there with him, and one would be a lookout.
What happened later? He got caught. It was too quiet so Mom came looking for him. Or maybe she didn't - Maybe Mom was relieved because she got a quiet time-out.
They had meatloaf, baked potatos and stewed tomatoes for dinner, and icecream for dessert. Jake said, "I'm not hungry" and his Dad said, "Do you want to tell your Mom why your're not hungry?" then he said, "Can we have bread and jam for dessert?"
Steve thinks Jake may grow up to be in the stock market (look at those eyes), but Charlotte thinks he may be an engineer.
Story told at Friend's Cafe, by Steve and Charlotte, March 27, 2012. Eureka, CA