Dear Friendly, Grandma who lives across the street~
I love it when you come outside to compliment me on my interactions with my children. I appreciate the friendly waves and glances you send my way when we are coming and going. You make our neighborhood a safe, inviting place to live.
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE SO NICE FOR HALLOWEEN!!
Our lovely neighbor across the street has watched our family grow since day 1. She has made homemade blankets for the babies and has always kept an eye out for us. For some reason, she remembers the kids birthdays and usually greets me with friendly gestures whenever I'm outside. She has often brought over treats for the kids at holiday times including Easter, Christmas and of course, HALLOWEEN!!
Usually it is a small token, which is much appreciated. This time, it was a LARGE big of peanut M&M's. Unfortunately, my kids are not huge nut fans and really not big on chocolate. These M&M's have haunted me (pun intended), since Halloween. They have sat on the counter by the coffee maker starting me in the face and tempting me saying, "EAT ME, EAT ME! I'm only 90 calories a pack!" Darn marketing!
I managed to stay away from them on Monday, I put them in a cabinet out of sight on Tuesday after eating two packs or a few more. Yesterday, I really wasn't feeling well and today as well. Seems the only thing that tastes good to me are these stupid M&M's.
I know the tricks and should be doing them, but I really am struggling with these silly little demons. Just wait friendly neighbor. I'll be bringing the Thanksgiving pies over to your house! ;)