The Luckiest of all Charms...

Have you ever eaten the cereal "Lucky Charms" guilt-free? I haven't. When I was little, I wasn't allowed to eat them, for two reasons. One, because of the name. Two, because they're a "sugary cereal without any nutrition". My husband, on the other hand, LOVES these kinds of cereal, and will down two bowls without the blink of an eye.

When shopping at food basics the other night, we saw the family sized Lucky Charms on sale for half price. With a wistful look and a shy smile, Jake looked at me and said, "Do you mind if I get some?" "Of course not," said I, knowing he was as happy as a clam.

The next day (yesterday), I was hankering for something sweet to eat, that didn't require much assembly. Next thing I know, my eyes wandered up to the cereal cupboard, remembering those Lucky Charms (they're a nice little snack). Today, however, I got up the courage to have a bowl. For breakfast. I'm finishing it off as we speak, relishing the taste of those colourful little marshmallows, knowing that all the discussions about healthy breakfasts just swirled down my esophagus along with the sugary milk. I think, for the time being, my guilt has been partially absolved.


1 comment:

Singinglady said...

Hi Ash
Well now I can't say that I have ever eaten "Lucky Charms" or any other sweetened cereal and considering my very sweet tooth , I guess that sounds pretty strange!
I know my own kids all liked them and although I seldom bought them when they were at home, I guess because of the non nutritional value, they did have a Nana who would indulge on occasions and they would get their "happy clam sugar fixes"!

Now that you have experienced first hand your adventure into Jake's corner, he will maybe want to find a new place to keep them if he wants any left when he goes to get them~

I guess I will still stick to my very bad habits of the fudge /gummy bear cravings!
After last night's indulgence for a second night in a row, I will have to see if I can come up with anything that will satisfy my cravings this evening.
I don't think I will be fortunate enough to find a third "surprise" box though and anything that I have left in the sweet cupboard will not likely be as satisfying as eating a whole box of fudge on my own ,so perhaps I will just have to behave myself and see if abstinence will do the trick!
I will not hold my breath though and I may have to eat something that will not be as comfortingly sweet to the pallet.
Lots of love
your notty NAN xoxo