Sunday, April 19, 2009



The only time we have candy in this house is at Valentines, Easter and Halloween. Sure, we're healthy eaters. We do the natural and organic thing. I'm all about low and no sugar consumption, blah, blah, blah. But the REAL reason we don't have candy in the house is because I am not satisfied until every last bit of it is gone.

So Munchkin brings home his Easter bucket (because they have buckets nowadays and not baskets) and it's full of jelly beans and chocolate. OK? And we're not talking about the drugstore jelly beans where the green jelly beans are lime and the orange ones are orange. These were the creme-de-le-creme of jelly beans. The green ones are sour apple...and the orange ones are PEACH! PEACH, I tell you. And Hershey's chocolate bars? Why couldn't they at least be Nestle? I can't walk past a Hershey's chocolate bar without breaking into a sweat. And who ever the evil person is that invented the chocolate covered marshmallow Easter egg is going to burn in about 7 different Hells if I have anything to say about it.

I almost wish Munchkin were the kind of child to just sit down and eat it all in one sitting. At least it would be gone. No, he wants to have 2 jelly beans after dinner or one square of his Hershey's chocolate bar a day. Did you SEE how many jelly beans are in that bucket? He'll still be nibbling them in a month of Sundays.

Well, actually he won't because everytime I walk past that damn bucket I grab two jelly beans of the same color. So I predict it will be just like his Halloween candy. At the end of next week he'll ask for his two jelly beans after dinner and I'll have to report that the jelly beans are all gone. "What?" he'll say. "Where did they all go?"....

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