I smiled and said hello to my children's PE teacher, who just happens to be my former high school classmate as he came up behind us at Stop and Shop. I hoped he didn't see what was on the grocery conveyer belt- Starbursts, Skittles, Gummy worms, Sour Patches, and more. Not a nutritious element in sight.
We had come from the orthodontist. My son, Alex, had his palate expander taken out after many months of wear. While braces were on the agenda, he had an 8 week reprieve. I had promised him all the chewy candies he wanted after his palate expander came out, because he wasn't able to have anything chewy for all those months.
We might have gone a little chewy crazy.
Someday, far from now, I hope my son will remember this chewy day of celebration and a mom who was willing to buy him all the gummy treats.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski