Saturday, January 31, 2009
For almost 14 years now, when The Mister and I share m&m candies, he always encourages me to eat the green ones.
Imagine my surprise when I saw the all green m&ms on sale in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago. I knew I would buy some for him.
Meaning, I would be a sacrificial wife, and eat them for The Mister...cuz y'all know the story behind the green m&m's, right? They are known around the world for their "Special Powers".
Of course in high school that's not exactly how they said it- but this is a family friendly blog.
I quickly ran into T@rget yesterday for a few asunder items, so I moseyed to the Valentines section and picked up a bag of Greens.
On the front of the package is a picture of Ms. Green with her sultry eyes and sassy way. Her tag line reads: Sweetie, it's all true...
I thought it was so funny I was laughing out loud, and for half a second felt a tad self-conscious with a bunch of college girls standing around contemplating what candy they should get for the sorority Valentines Mixer. I'm sure they thought I was a fry short of a happy meal. But someday, when they are married to a man they've adored for fourteen years, they'll understand.
Sweetie, it's all true...still makes me smile just thinking about it.
I picked up a package and brought them home.
The kids were helping me unload groceries out of the car (I had been to Sam's Club too) and the questions started to form: Why are they all green? What's all true? I thought Valentine's Day was about red and pink? Why is green a new color for Valentine's Day? Is it because they are trying to be green for the environment? Why won't you let us open them? Why are they just for Daddy?
Oh for goodness sake! You spend all their infancy looking forward to the day when they will be able to talk, and read, and be inquisitive about the world around them...and when they can, you wish they'd mind their own business!
(I told them it was because lots of people really like the greens ones....although I am partial to yellow.)