I rate holidays by the quality of their candy. Halloween has candy corn, and who besides the stupid Moose A. Moose on Nick Jr., doesn't like candy corns?? They're delicious. Except the chocolate flavored ones. Those are just gross.
Easter has the Cadbury Eggs...the chocolate, the gooey, yummy, sugary center. If you're lucky, you get one that the tin foil wrapper doesn't stick to and you don't even have to get your hands sticky. Yummm... These I have to hide from the kids. To save them from themselves, of course.
But Valentine's Day is the best. Because of the Brachs Conversation hearts. Which I'm eating right now. I remember these from elementary school. I got some once, in my Valentine box from a boy I liked and I remember reading each one, carefully deciphering any hidden message. Did he love me? Did he really think I was a cutie pie? I'm pretty sure that none of them said "lol" like the one I just ate did. How romantic. But I suppose that's better than the "dirty whore" and "spread them" ones that I saw while searching for the below image.
I don't, however, like the white ones, the yellow ones or the pink ones. I pick out the purple, orange and green ones and leave the rest for my husband and children. My kids will eat anything that might have a high sugar content and my husband insists that they all taste the same, but obviously, my palate must be much more refined because I am able to distinguish the subtle nuances in taste...Orange really good, green good, pink gross, white really, really gross. In fact, all that is now left in the bag are the gross ones. That means that I ate about three quarters of a bag in about 20 minutes and my tongue and teeth feel all funny. So does my stomach.
Fortunately the kids are all asleep. Do as I say, children, not as I do.
I'm going to go and brush my teeth now.