Last weekend, we had a rainy day on our mini-vacation, and were strolling through a mall. You know how those Sees Candy stores give out free samples? Well, the twerplets honed in on that and rushed in for their free sweet. There are so many choices, it’s just crazy!
I watched the family read the descriptions of dozens of candies before they chose their freebie. Pink loves her fruit, and chose a chocolate covered cherry. MissFussy adores caramels because they last the longest, and she requested her favorite.
LittleMan waited to see what Kick chose, and went with the same thing. He’s at that age where he’s just between a boy and a man, and watches carefully to be sure he’s making a manly choice.
My Kick chose dark chocolate with two flavors of chips. He’s a dark chocolate fan, and adores it when I bring home a small high-cocoa content bar for him that he can nip away at for a few days.
For me, the one that caught my eye was the Normandie. I read it off to Kick. Vanilla brown sugar with two kinds of nuts. My husband laughed. You’re sure not vanilla… I had to smile at that. …but you’re definitely two kinds of nuts.
What? Well, yes, okay, I get called nutty more often than I can count, but that’s just my creative side overpowering my logical one – which is a good thing for a writer.
We walked away with a bag of chocolates to enjoy later, but it gave me a great idea. For the cowboys I write, I’m going to start thinking more about them as types of candy. Are they black licorice? Maybe a softer milk-chocolate? Sour gummy worms? Or hard toffee? It makes it easy to imagine each kind of cowboy, right?
How about you? How would you describe yourself as a candy?