Thursday, September 17, 2009

Life is sweet!

If you give your child some candy...


...specifically this kind of candy...
she might decide she doesn't like it all that much...


and she might decide to spit it out...


IN the drawer where mom keeps her jewelry (I know!)...


and mom might decide to wear this beautiful necklace (that she won from a giveaway on Boomama's blog eons ago)...


and mom might not notice the dime-sized chunk of hard candy stuck to the necklace until something feels oddly sticky on her neck...


and not wanting to ruin the precious stones and beads, mom will likely break a nail trying to scrape hard, sticky candy off of her beautiful necklace...


but mom won't be able to tell that it's all off because the candy is the same color as the bead it's stuck to...


and so mom will put it back on and her neck will feel all sticky again...


and mom will angrily call her children into the room and ask what kind of children dispose of used candy in mom's jewelry drawer...


and the one with the gap-toothed smile will say, "Sorry, mom"...


and the mom will be overwhelmed with love for the freckle-faced, gap-toothed girl in that moment that her frustration will melt (just like the candy on her neck) and she'll decide to wear the sticky necklace for the rest of the day...


and when her hair gets tangled in the stickiness she'll smile because she knows that life is short...and so very, VERY sweet.

22 comments:

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Not like apple jolly ranchers?!?!!! Unthinkable.

Hey, you could just run the bead under hot water, yes?

Gretchen said...

I think I'm a little melty, too. What a sweetie.

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

What a cutie! Only a Mom would see the sweetness in that scenario! It's a great follow-up to your post..the small things. Just a small thing that you probably will remember every time you wear the necklace. :)

Gina said...

Cute. And frustrating!

Melissa Stover said...

that is a much sweeter reaction than i would have had.

JenB said...

Well, somebody must have had her quiet time that morning! :) And it IS a beautiful necklace!

Tiffani said...

Ugh! and Aww!

:)

Holly said...

Hahahahaha!

Deena said...

So sweet! I love that it sounds like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."

Thanks for the reminder about keeping things in perspective.

sara said...

That is so funny!! :)

Rosey Pollen said...

Sounds like something I would have done as a kid. That is a funny story, Meredith! And sweet, too.
Rosye

Lauren Kelly said...

You should sooo rename your blog to "The Sweet Life at 7000 Feet", haha!!!! :)

Kellie said...

Extending grace IS the sweetest gift! Good job on seeing the bright side of things.

The Bowden's said...

Oh no! :)

Kendra said...

Love the story of the day. I've got a kid who sticks used candy back in the drawer, though thankfully not my jewelry drawer. Life is sweet, even when we're sticky.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

So funny and so very very sweet, at the same time!! Great post :)

Robin said...

How "sweet" is that? I love it.

Amber said...

Aw shucks, Mer, I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.

Time is short and sweet, indeed.

Carpool Queen said...

Way to hold it together, sweet heart. I might have come unglued.

Cathy said...

I need to learn from you. I might not have handled it as well as you. Love the way you wrote it too...if you gave a pig a pancake it MAY be just as sticky sweet.;)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Mer, I just love you (and that sweet gap-toothed girl too) - you have reminded me that we all need a little perspective sometimes. Gotta remember this next time I'm tempted to yell at my sweet little one over something that just doesn't matter all that much.

Dee Dee said...

Made me laugh - wish I would/could respond to my own lovlies in the same way more often! :-)