Recently a friend informed me her family doesn’t do Easter baskets anymore because she just doesn’t like the candy that much. I was confused and thought a) WHAT and b) you don’t pre-coordinate with your mom to make sure she only chooses candy you like? Isn’t that what all adults do?
After eating a lot of pre-coordinated candy on Easter I naturally fell into a sugar-induced, early sleep. I awoke on Monday, the day that traditionally marks the beginning of another week of attempting to eat healthy. If anything, falling at the beginning of the week makes Mondays the most successful day because you have the most healthy reserve. However, this Monday I awoke to a bounty of Easter candy and leftover cakes in every direction the eye could see.
In the dining room giant chocolate rabbits peeked out from under a mountain of croissants and cookies. In the kitchen two half eaten cakes stood side by side. Looking around frantically it occurred to me–it all has to go, but a healthy does of Catholic guilt and a bit of sugar addiction made this hard. Staring at my bounty of candy and goods I began to think.