Wednesday, September 05, 2007

i'm ashamed...

...of my lack of discipline and patience. it's sad, really. what is wrong with me? seriously. i completely broke down today. i had just dropped chase off for his first day of preschool and i had a day of fun and errands planned for us girls. aiden and i started it off by going to starbucks and enjoyed frappachinos...her enjoying the strawberries and cream, while i decided to partake of the pumpkin spice one. she sat in a comfy chair...sipping her frap...while coloring on her magnadoodle and looking at her book. i took in a people magazine and my nicholas sparks, dear john, book that i am reading while in the car ride line, waiting to pick up colton. then...we bopped on over to the mall to pick up my brother's birthday present, dropped off my phone to be fixed, and then went to target while we waited for the phone. i had made it all the way through target...getting just what we needed; daipers and some fruit, and stuff for the boy's lunchboxes when the unexpected happened. you see, in target, you have to pass the holiday candy section to get to the checkout. as i did...i noticed that the halloween candy was already out. my basket made this left turn...i swear...on it's own, and i found myself right in front of the pumpkin candy corns. damn it!!!!! it is only september 5th. and i really try hard to not buy these until october 1st. what to do...what to do? without any prompting from my brain...my right hand reaches up to the shelf and puts 2 bags in the cart. we are nowhere near october 1st. i just could not wait. so...all of my other groceries are still sitting on the floor as we speak, but those pumpkins...already in the candy jar...displayed proudly...letting everyone in on my lack of any self control at all. here's to authenticity. and pumpkin candy corns.

5 comments:

Keri said...

let me get this straight... you itentionally bought candy corn?

Ami Randazzo said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ami Randazzo said...

you kill me! it is a comfort to know that no matter how many miles separate us or holidays we celebrate apart, some things never change.
i can't wait for the "i loss all self control over the santa shaped sweet tarts" blog.

Anonymous said...

I have bought (and eaten) 3 bags of candy corn since reading this blog. I think I should remain anonymous, though you may be able to guess...likes sweets, not much self control...

meredith said...

i thought of you today, when a candy corn display about jumped into my cart at walmart.