Adventures in Twinkieland
Ok, so I am the Best Mom Ever! Or possibly, the Worst Mom Ever! One of the two. I'm not sure which one yet. Yesterday I was watching my show (Gilmore Girls, of course) and they were talking about Twinkies, and at one point, Lorelai took a bunch of Twinkies out of the box and put them on a plate to serve. Immediately I wanted a Twinkie. I was going to die without a Twinkie, for life was not worth living without Twinkies. Twinkies were the best thing mankind had ever invented. Twinkies were the fount of all things tasty. Let me just give a teeny bit of background here - I'm extremely susceptible to advertising, more than most people, I think. I can't watch TV during dinnertime -"OOh! Pizza!" or "Arby's!" or "We haven't been to Taco Bell in a while!" My husband makes fun of me for it. I make fun of me for it. TiVo is a wonderful thing, getting rid of all those commercials for me. Anyway, I had seen the Twinkie, and therefore had to have one. So I called DH, told him to stop at the store and buy Twinkies for me, and he obliged, being the nice man that he is. When he got home with Twinkies and cupcakes (he likes the cupcakes better) we handed a Twinkie to Toddler-Man. (Ahh...his first Twinkie..get the camera.) And here's the thing - he didn't know what to do with it! He poked at the white (possibly cancerous?) filling from the bottom, licking it off his fingers. He wouldn't take a bite - after all, it wasn't a cookie or a cupcake. He didn't know how to get more white stuff, so he ended up feeding it to the dog. This is a kid whose false god is currently the Great God of Sugar, and he worships accordingly. Yet, he passed on the Twinkie - what's up with that? Then the girls came home from a friend's house, we ate dinner, and we offered them a Twinkie or cupcake for dessert. Dessert? We never have dessert! Yay! But they chose cupcakes, not quite sure about that yellowish funny-shaped thing. It looked just too weird. And it hit me, they had never had Twinkies before! They're 7 and 5, and Twinkies just didn't figure into their existence. So, I ask you - Best Mom Ever, for never introducing my children to the Evil Hostess Empire? Or, Worst Mom Ever, since my kids are clearly Twinkie-deprived? either way, more Twinkies for me.