I have a wicked sweet-tooth.
I love candy and chocolate almost as much as I love shoes and Hugh Jackman. (That. Is. A. Lot.) I'm crazy about Reese's peanut butter cups. I'm cuckoo for chocolate chip cookies. (Were you expecting me to say, "Cocoa Puffs?") I adore Swedish fish. I want to change my last name to "McHershey." I would sing through the hills in unbridled, "Fraulein Maria-like" fashion for pretezel M&M's. If you want to "taste the rainbow," I can suggest my favorite bag of Skittles. (Hello, Blenders!) If you are struggling to decide whether or not you should go with a "Whatchamacallit" candy bar, or a "Thingamajig" candy bar...I will tell you to go with the "Whatchamacallit" EVERY TIME.
See what I mean?
Wicked. Sweet. Tooth.
Is it any wonder my favorite game when I was a little girl was Candyland?! The red and white of the Peppermint Forest, the gingerbread-man shaped game pieces that traveled the brightly-colored squares to King Kandy, the Lollipop Woods, and the chocolate swamp--I loved it all.
Recently, Ms. Lilly has discovered she also enjoys a rousing game of Candyland. We have oodles of fun playing the game together. ("Family time" is often spent at the kitchen table, huddled around the delightful game board!)
Last night--as we prepared to embark on a journey through Candyland (aka play the game)--we discovered our game pieces were missing. Not to be dismayed, Lilly proclaimed, "I have an idea! I know what we can use!" She quickly ran upstairs, retrieved Cam's plastic, dinosaur finger puppets, and returned with a grin. "Let's use these," she said, proudly.
A youthful, sugary-sweet Candyland turned into a prehistoric rendezvous. Suddenly, we were playing a game of "Jurassic Park On A Sugar High!" The worst (and perhaps most humorous) part was the appearance of playing with JUST the HEADS of dinosaurs. I mean, how creepy (and Godfather-ish) is that?!!
Suffice it to say, those dinosaurs--with their formidable heads set against a drippy, "Willy Wonka" background--gave me a severe case of the giggles! And laughter is almost better than candy and chocolate.