Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gimme some more samoas

It's that time of year when little girls, dressed in vests adorned with a zillion patches, appear at every public venue, grocery store, and work place. They come across so sweet and innocent, with their cheerful grins and promise of great hope for the future. They pawn their goods so deceptively! They lure you in with tasty memories and the threat that what they've got won't last for long.

I'm weak. I cannot pass them up. I cannot turn my eye. Their swift little daggers hook me. What's worse is that one of my goddaughters is part of the clan. How can I deny those bright blue eyes coupled with chocolaty goodness paired with a thin layer of mint? Or shortbread layered with caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut?

Soon, I'm faced with 12 boxes of madness. I promise myself that I will put them in the freezer, and take them out for guests. But somehow I convince myself that I'll have "just one," which always turns into three or four, then soon, the whole box.

It's a destructive cycle that I look forward to each year.

5 comments:

Martha said...

Ah, Thin Mints from the deep freezer, that's heavenly. Samoas are also a favorite, love coconut. Enjoy!
Thank you for your comment about my mom, LMAO, ROFL, and yes, I am going to try it next time I see her, Vroom, vroom!!

areyoukiddingme said...

I'm a peanut butter sandwich cookie girl, myself. It's torture to save myself for my niece, when patched and vested girls are everywhere!

Jen said...

Samoas are totally my favorite. Jeramy and I just polished off our first box. Girl Scouts are evil (although these days the moms seem to do more selling than the girls!)

Mermaid said...

They changed the name, but they'll always be Yummy Samoas to me. Yum. I may have to swing by the store this weekend and find some Girl Scouts. I only bought 2 boxes originally. I'm down to half of one box. Yum.

Amy C said...

You're so lucky you could feel her at 16 weeks!! I still don't think I have felt anything...which is weird cause they move alot on the US and today the Dr. said my stomach moved...maybe I just think it's gas??

So, pee in squirt guns??? GROSS!!! Luckily I am a tomboy so I can handle some gross stuff but if I get sprayed with pee I might throw up a little :-)