Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stolen M&Ms

Yes, it was me. It was me who opened the bag of trail mix last night in the dark kitchen after everyone else had gone to bed. The crinkle of the bag as I tried to rip it open seemed to threaten to open the eyes of my children despite the many rooms and closed doors between it and them. I had to pull the plastic up slowly, wincing as I did, willing it to be quiet.

I eat very well--what I should, and no more or less than I should--throughout the day. Paleo type of food, with Zone quantities. I've eaten this way since the first of the year, and I've lost 12 pounds. Enough so that I don't feel like I have to ignore these late-night munchie desires every night.

I opened the bag--it precariously sat on the counter, unzipped from top to bottom so that I could pick out the only thing I wanted. I pushed the raisins and peanuts aside and tried to avoid even one cashew. I just wanted to M&M-look-a-likes. I couldn't see the light and dark brown ones in the dark kitchen, only the green, red, yellow, and orange ones. So I gobbled them up, trying to find each and every one of them before...

...and then he shuffled out, just in boxers, looking for me.


...before my husband found me, I was going to say. But he did. And one look from him told me that I shouldn't have been doing what I was doing. Sigh. He said nothing, just gave me a Look that was some mix between tired and frustrated and confused. He shook his head and turned around, and walked back to our bedroom, where I knew he thought I should already be.

I found a few more brightly colored M&Ms in the dark before sighing myself, throwing the rest away, and going to bed.


  1. Oh! I thought you were going to make it! Loved the surprise entrance of your husband! Hope you enjoyed the candy!

  2. Too cute, too funny, too real! Great description of the hunt for M&M look-alikes. We've all done something like this, alas. I am distraught that you threw the rest away!

  3. A wonderful slice! I love that there were no words between you - just a look that said more than any words could.

  4. I love it!! I bought myself a trail mix this past grocery store trip and it has choc covered nuts mixed in, and it is hard not to jst want to pick them out!! A few M&Ms won't ruin dieting so glad you went for it :p

    (from hannanabanana @

  5. Oh no! Love the furtive nature of your description and how well I can picture the final confrontation.

  6. We all deserve a quick treat every now and then! I love that so much was said, without having to say a word!

  7. I love the suspense and the scene you painted of being caught in the act!

  8. Love this! I could totally picture you, in the dark, looking for the M&Ms. I'm pretty sure I've done this, but Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream...which is a lot quieter to open than a bag of trail mix. :) Thank you for sharing!