Monday, June 23, 2008

I Like Skittles...

...but not THAT much. Today, I did something that I have not done in over a year. I made an impulse purchase of a candy bar. I had been craving Skittles for about a week now. I've been checking the vending machines daily, no Skittles. It's all right because today I was at the grocery store buying food for a recipe I am making for work on Thursday. The Skittles were calling my name at the cash register. They were on sale, buy one, get one free. I am not one to pass up a bargain, so I bought two without even looking at the Nutritional Information. I got my groceries put in the car and threw the bag with my two bags of Skittles in the front seat. I sat my proud butt down and took out one of the Skittle packs from the bag. I then looked at the NI. 250 CALORIES! I couldn't believe that one small pack of Skittles was over 5 WW points. I threw the pack of Skittles down in disgust and decided that it was not worth it. I went back to work, unpacked the groceries that work paid for and left the Skittles that I had paid for in the front seat of the car thrown of the floor. I proceeded to pick up my 2 yr. old from daycare and did what any other parent would have done in the same situation. I gave my 2 yr. old the Skittles. Knowing he would not share more than one at a time made it all worth while. Every time I got finished chewing one, I stuck my hand out for another and he obliged. By the time we got home, I had 5 Skittles...just enough to curve my craving AND we have a whole other bag to share tomorrow.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Smart! And he can learn his colors at the same time.

spunkysuzi said...

Yep and he learns how to share ;) If only a little at a time!!

Andrew is getting fit said...

He actually shared? I'm amazed!

kborn said...

Really, 250 kcals is a small pack? I hate to know what I eat when I have a big bag in front of me...What any parent would do...give AJ the skittles. NICE. :-) Hope the dentist is in the near future! Kidding. Way to go Godson--share just a little bit at a time with Daddy!!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Never thought about the color thing. Maybe I'll have to buy another bag ;)

We do still have the "free" bag from yesterday.

Kate said...

It amazes me how many calories are in some of the things I used to down on a daily basis...crazy isn't it?

noelle said...

I love using my kids for portion control!!! They never let me have more than my share.