Within two-point-one miles of my house there are two major grocery stores, a major drug store, and a well-known convenience store. And between them, these are the kinds of M&Ms Candy they carry:
- Milk Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Peanut
- Peanut Butter
- Cherry Cordial
And all of those varieties come in medium-sized bags, large-sized bags, and party-sized bags. They come in ornaments shaped like M&Ms. And in clear tubes shaped like candy canes. They come in the regular colors. And right now, they also come in special Christmas colors.
But there are no Mini M&Ms. At least not in those four stores. Which is, of course, what my son’s teacher requested of me (because I said I’d be willing to donate items to the classroom as needed). And why my son is going to flunk out of preschool. Because I have failed to follow directions. And hard as I tried, somehow I feel like I’m telling her, “The dog ate my homework.”
So the regular M&Ms will have to do. But at least I bought the party-sized bag. Because if I’m going to mess this up, I ought to mess it up big. Extra credit or something. Right?