Friday, March 21, 2008

Dream crushers...


Now I have another reason to hate Walmart. While my younger 3 kids and I were driving to pick up my junior high girls from school there was a commercial from Walmart on the radio. They were talking about all of the different kinds of yummy Easter candy and then the "mom" in the commercial proceeded to say that with Walmart's great prices she could afford to put more in her kids' Easter baskets. I hurried and turned the station hoping that the kids hadn't caught on to what she had just said. I have at least one little one who is on the verge of losing her connection with that magical world of creatures who bring sleepless excitement. I know she is going to learn "the truth", it's inevitable, but does Walmart really have to be so careless? Let the kids have their dreams as long as they can. I was only 7 when I found out and it was quite devastating. My sister overheard a phone conversation that our mom was having on the subject and of course she had to come tell me right away (we shared everything). It was earth shattering. Luckily the kids didn't seem to notice, but then again, Easton is so introspective that she might be quietly pondering the whole idea right now. Curse you Walmart. (I guess I'd better not say that, it's the only store I have up here.)
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Speaking of yummy candy, Jamie had an Easter egg hunt at school today. She brought home some Hershey's kisses and said, "Yuck, these have white stuff in them." I looked and saw that they were coconut. I love coconut and since Jamie hates it I got the whole stash. They were pretty good, but the best kiss I ever had (Hershey's kiss that is) was dark chocolate raspberry. Yum! My mom had them in her little candy dish the last time I was there. They were special valentine ones so I guess I'll have to wait until next February before I can have some more. Sadness. So what's your favorite kiss?

3 comments:

holly shaw said...

peanut butter filled kisses

The Cranes said...

Dark chocolate raspberry would be at the top of my list, along with the carmel-filled ones. I also love the peppermint ones they had at Christmas, even though they aren't chocolate. They tasted like peppermint bark which is one of my favorite non-chocolate candy choices. Hmmm...I have never even tried to perpetuate the Easter Bunny myth with my children (I guess because my parents didn't either) so I wouldn't have thought twice about the Wal-Mart commercial. But I would be mad if they did that with Santa.

CrabbyFamily said...

definetly not my first boy kiss... eeew! I like the cherry cordial valentine kisses.. yum