Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

“What are you baking, Grandma?” asked Suzie, running into the kitchen.

“Your favourite,” said Grandma, giving Suzie the spoon to lick.

“Chocolate cake!” exclaimed Suzie, with eyes gleaming brightly.

“I thought you would like that,” said Grandma, smiling.

“How did you know?” asked Suzie.

“Grandma’s know these things,” said Grandma.

“Grandma’s know everything,” said Suzie.

“Well,” said Grandma. “We might know some things but we definitely do not know everything.”

“Yeah but when I ask you something,” said Suzie. “You seem to know the answer.”

Grandma nodded her head as she placed the cake pan in the oven and turned the oven on.

“Seems to me like you have something on your mind,” said Grandma.

“Yeah,” said Suzie, giving Grandma back the spoon. “I kind of do.”

“You know that you can tell me what is going on,” said Grandma.

“Well,” said Suzie. “There is this girl in my class. Her name is Sarah. She was telling all the other kids that she speaks with strangers on the internet.”

“Oh dear,” said Grandma, with a worried look on her face. “She should never speak with strangers on the internet. That is very dangerous.”

“Grandma?” asked Suzie. “Why is it dangerous to talk to strangers on the internet?”

“Suzie,” said Grandma, seriously. “There are a lot of people in this world that would love to hurt others, especially little children and the internet, unfortunately, is one of the places these people can find little children to hurt.”

Suzie went into her room and closed her door until dinner. After dinner, Grandma served Suzie a nice big slice of chocolate cake. Suzie ate every drop of it, savouring each and every bite.

“Grandma,” said Suzie. “I love your chocolate cake.”

“Well,” said Grandma. “I’m really glad you do.”

“Grandma,” said Suzie. “You know that friend I told you about earlier.”

“Yes,” said Grandma. “I think you said her name was Sarah.”

“Well,” confessed Suzie. “Sarah was just a made up name. I am the one that is actually talking to strangers on the internet.”

“I thought so,” said Grandma.

“How did you know?” asked Suzie.

“Like I said before,” said Grandma. “Grandma’s know everything and Suzie, I’m really glad you told me the truth and I do hope that you will stop talking to strangers on the internet.”

“I promise,” said Suzie. “I won’t talk to strangers on the internet anymore.”

Suzie was quiet for awhile.

“What are you thinking about?” asked Grandma.

“I was thinking that you must have put some truth serum in your chocolate cake,” said Suzie.

“Now you know my secret ingredient,” said Grandma, giving Suzie a hug.

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