there was a legitimate reason to keep m&m's in the house....
the peanut kind, that is....
Sometimes a handful of peanut m&m's- eaten in the closet... by myself for a couple of minutes- gets me through the afternoon.
and yes, I hide them from my kids.
This weekend at my son's birthday party, good friends of ours- who I have confessed to about searching in the cabinet, in a panic, for any m&m's on a tough day- gave me a present-a 5 lb bag of my favorite peanut candy-5 lbs-that's alot of happiness and yumminess!
Now, I could have hid those yummies right away but once night came it was time for my 6 year old to take her antibiotics-a horrible, yucky tasting antibiotic. It was her second day and she still hadn't taken a full dose. We had tried juice, doritos, anything I could think of to mask the taste. I looked online for some ideas. One was a reward chart but I didn't think that would help at that moment. Another one was to put chocolate syrup on the spoon and put the medicine on top of it. I would have tried that except I didn't have any chocolate syrup. Then I spied the m&m's. I gave her a handful, promised her a handful each time she took her medicine (oh yes, I'll buy more) and we went to work. We call it "m&m ing" up her mouth and it's been working. Still not easy peasy to get her to take the medicine but at least she's getting it and not totally miserable.
So, there's a reason to keep m&m's in the house-besides just for mom's sanity-and the next time I'm at the store and think "I really don't need those" I'll remember-I do need them-you know, just in case someone doesn't want to take their medicine!!
Have a great day!