Last February I showed you our beloved candy jar in ~ Tokens of Affection ~.
We’ve added a little something new on the candy spectrum to the room this year. A nod, so to speak, to our mortality. A bow to our recent illnesses.
Behold, the new candy bowl, lovingly known as “Tokens of Infection“, or “Polka-Dotted Bowl O’ Health.”
Basically, it’s a bowl full of multi-citrus-flavored Vitamin-C candy drops. They’re pretty tasty, so before you snicker, try one! Try a couple! Try several, Daggum it! Because they’re not merely candy! No. No! NO! They are VITAMINS, after all!
Sorry for all the yelling and exclamation points. I’m excitable.
Here’s the thing: If you are going to eat a whole slew of them at once, don’t, for goodness sake, eat the sugar-free ones.
Because, apparently, those will give you… er… gastrointestinal distress of the acutest kind.
And, if you were to do that, we’d have to re-name the Bowl O’ Health to something entirely different, and I just don’t have the energy.
I don’t want to sugar up my family any more than the next soccer-mom, but I also don’t want a bowl full of colon stimulators. So, in my great maternal wisdom, I mixed the two kinds together in the bowl. That way sometimes you’ll get a sugar-free Vitamin-C drop, and sometimes you’ll get the real sugary deal.
It’s gastrointestinal Russian Roulette. And, like Mary Poppins, I like to make everything in life a little more fun.