Friday, April 10, 2009

I believe


I posted that I sometimes do not feel like a grown-up. I mean, I pay a mortgage and handle parent-teacher conferences like a very responsible adult. However, I never had my children's pictures taken at regular 6 month intervals. I don't enforce using a coaster. And I floss the two weeks before my next dentist appointment. And I think about candy. Especially around Easter. Easter has the best candy. Memorial Day....not so much. I am all about good chocolate. It doesn't have to be expensive, just creamy. No waxy hollow Palmer bunny for me. Or my boys. Skimp on no-name canned green beans. Spend less on window cleaner. Forget buying Dixie cups for the bathroom. Invest in good chocolate. Alright, it's not really an investment. But it feels better than most stocks these days. I also think about jellybeans. In my house, I'm the only one that eats them. Most of the time as I am poppin' them into my mouth one after another, I am thinking do I REALLY like them? I like the spice ones and the black ones. I believe you either LOVE the black ones or HATE them. There is no inbetween on licorice. But, what I think about ridiculously are, Peeps. I am a purist. I only believe in yellow chicks and pink bunnies. No blue bunnies or heavens, red chicks! I secretly ( or now, not so secretly think the rogue colors are the work of satan) I'm thinking about slicing open the packaging today so that they will be nicely stale by Easter. That's the way I like them. They are much better that way. So, maybe I'm a grown-up afterall. I have lots of rules about candy and that seems like a very controlling, grumpy grown-up thing to do.

5 comments:

PJ said...

I love black jelly beans. It's a carryover from my mom. She used to buy the black ones only by the pound. Peeps, good chocolate...why waste the calories and fat on somthing that tastes like you might as well have chewed on a candle. My poor kids are gettin' nothin'. I would tell you it was the economy but the truth is I ate it. Yum, good chocolate.

cluckandtweet.com said...

I loved clicking over here from your link at the motherhood, thinking this would be really serious, and the first thing I see are peeps. I do have to say that I don't share your candy preferences so perhaps we were not separated at birth (jury's still out). Jellybeans, no, unless they are Jellybellies. Peeps, too sweet (never thought I'd live long enough to actually say that). I love chocolate. Dark chocolate. And coconut. Cuz sometimes you feel like a nut, sometime you don't. Man, I'm funny.

paintchipgirl said...

My candy appetite falls right in line with most 4 year olds. I like candy nobody else likes. Then, I don't have to share. Again, 4 years old.

Darren King said...

We share so much in life Honey, but we both know when it comes to the Peeps and the jelly beans? They're all your's...'cause I don't likes me some peeps...now if I can just find your new hiding place for the Easter Dove creamy milk chocolate promises, I'm golden!

(love that your sharing your storytelling gifts with the world)

Denise H said...

oh my gosh.. I love black jelly beans and stale peeps!