Christmas time is a great time for M&M’s
Throughout my life, the holiday season has always been intertwined with the delightful presence of M&M's. Even before the days of the special green and red M&M's packages tailored for the festivities, my family would ensure a generous supply of these colorful candies adorned our household. A bowl of M&M's became a staple at our holiday gatherings, exuding an air of joy and indulgence.
Now, my love for these delectable treats knew no bounds. I yearned to consume them all, savoring their sugary goodness without restraint. Alas, standing over the bowl, voraciously devouring its contents, would undoubtedly attract unwanted attention. Determined to circumvent this predicament, I concocted a scheme, a plan to savor the M&M's to my heart's content while evading suspicion.
As the bowl made its debut on the end table, I patiently awaited my opportune moment. Throughout the evening, I subtly maneuvered the bowl, relocating it behind a lamp or skillfully placing it amidst discarded Christmas wrapping paper. These strategic maneuvers disguised my true intention and allowed me to secure a greater share of M&M's without arousing suspicion.
Once the night drew to a close and the tidying began, I seized my chance to unveil my masterful deception. With a twinkle in my eye, I pointed out to my mother the seemingly untouched abundance of M&M's that remained in the bowl. Recognizing my futile attempts at subterfuge, my mother graciously played along with my charade. She allowed me the privilege of rationing the remaining M&M's, granting me solitary enjoyment for the following week or two. In my youthful naivety, I reveled in my perceived cleverness, unaware that my dear mother had seen through my schemes from the very beginning.
As the years passed, and I entered adulthood, the truth behind my childhood caper came to light. My mother, in her unwavering love and adoration, had known my true intentions all along. She found my feeble attempts at deception both adorable and endearing, choosing to play along with my whimsical game of M&M's. Oh, the innocence of youth and the charm of a mother's love.
To this day, I continue the tradition of purchasing M&M's during the Christmas season. And if the desire strikes me, I may even acquire an extra bag to share with loved ones. While the taste of these iconic candies remains as delightful as ever, there is an intangible sweetness that seems to have faded with time. The M&M's I once believed I had cunningly obtained through my clever machinations now pale in comparison to the genuine moments of joy and connection shared with family and friends during this cherished time of year.