Still no luck on the name, but I'm still working on it.
I keep getting stuck on things like "Creating with Candy" and "Saturday is SWEET!". Lame, right? I've got to have a cool name...I just have to. Mom, if you're reading this: HELP ME!!!
Anyway, I thought that for this month's assignment, it would only be fitting to feature the empty calorie culprit that started it all...
My first memory involving candy was when I was 5 years old. I had been attending an elementary school in Illinois when my parents made the decision to move us to Ohio. For my last day of school, my Mom let me pick out a candy to share with my class. At least, I think I got to pick it...
So, I went to school, said goodbye to my friends, and shared my special treat. When I got home, my Mom asked where the leftovers were. I thought for a moment about the 2 dozen or so sugary delights in my backpack, and I did what any kid would do...I told her there weren't any.
She seemed to accept this answer, and I hurried off to my room to hide the evidence.
In what could only be described as an epiphany, I spotted this:
and it was BRILLIANT! I tucked the arms and legs in, and hid the contraband sweets amongst them. Then, I held it tight, and never let it out of my sight. Heaven forbid my siblings should catch on, or I might have to share! Except, I'm pretty sure I was sharing with them the whole time...
My genius plan was working like a charm until later that night, when my mom asked if she could see my Popple. You see, it was a fairly new addition to the family, and she had never played with it to see how it worked.
Like a deer caught in the headlights, I refused to hand it over. I ran to my room to empty out the evidence of my wrongdoing and took it to my mom to try out.
THAT was a close one!
So, what is the mystery candy that is burned into my memory as the first time I lied to my mother?
If you want to play along, remember you can do anything and everything as long as it has SOMETHING to do with a Tootsie Roll. You have until the last Saturday of the month, which is September 25th to stretch your creative muscles, then you can link up your awesomeness.
Remember, I will judge to narrow it down to the top few participants, so BE CREATIVE!
If any of you have ideas on a name, or on how I can promote this little newborn linky party...please send them my way! I am at a loss...