Six days ago, I wrote the follow as my Facebook status: “Who’s been eating all of the M&M’s out of the trail mix! Seriously! Fess up!” Well, tonight the trail mix M&M thief was revealed.
Noah, Elizabeth, our friend Reid and I had settled down to a viewing of the movie “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” when I was suddenly hit with a bad case of the munchies. I went to the pantry and grabbed a handful of trail mix from the giant Costco bag. (You know the one.) Moments later I was back on the couch munching away when Elizabeth conveniently slipped out of the room. A few minutes later, she returned to the couch with her own handful of trail mix, but sans peanuts, almonds, cashews or raisins. Yes, she was eating a giant handful of nothing but trail mix M&M’s.
Well at this point all my deductive reasoning kicked in and I realized that I had my thief sitting right next to me, caught red-handed (or should I say M&M handed?)! And although I knew it was completely unsanitary, I pried the stolen M&M’s from her grubby little hands, and even though they were slightly damp from who-know what, I put them back into the giant Costco trail mix bag. (This is something I would never do to my boys. I would never put back any food they had touched for the mere fact that they spend a good amount of their day with their hands down their pants.)
So the Great Disappearing Trail Mix M&M Mystery has been revealed. And even though the thief had those big blue eyes, and that cute little face, and could probably use the calories to put a little meat on her skinny little legs, it was dastardly nonetheless!
Lastly, I will not have my home overrun by a den of chocolate thieves (unless, of course, it’s me, stealing from my kids Halloween candy.)