Friday, January 28, 2005
gluttony is illustration friday's theme today.
i was a gluttonous child. i'm not sure how much my parents' membership to the health food co-op affected this. no sugar cereal. carob for easter. no cookies in my lunch bag. no fluffernutter & peanutbutter sandwiches like my friend april hamel. do i sound bitter?
well to compensate i would horde sweets. my earliest gluttonous memory is of receiving a plastic candycane filled with lipsmakers- cherry, strawberry, mint & chocolate! i remember with horror as my mom opened up the closet and found my waxy mouth after eating every single one. yep, i think that should have been a clue to my sugar deprivation.
once, when when my sister jesse and i were old enough to know better, we got canned donations from our neighbors for a thanksgiving food drive. someone gave us frosting. guess what? we stuck the can in the bottom of her closet and worked on it covertly with spoons.
then there was the time jesse's mom (oh yea we are step-sisters 2 weeks apart and perfect for gluttonous scheming) gave us $ for buying milk, and told us to keep the change. we must have had a lot of change and spent it on all on chicklets from the vending machine. i remember taking handfuls of chicklets and stuffing them into our mouths until blue drool ran down our faces. which was only compounded by our hysterics at the situation.
and oh yes, sweetarts and fireballs, too. 5 cents and the latter actually lasted almost the entire day because it would burn.