Sometimes we have very stressful and mentally/emotinally-taxing moments in our lives. And sometimes those "moments" can last for weeks. I think we have all been there. A time in life where we feel like we're being pulled in 1000 different directions at once.
Working out, getting good rest, coffee, good venting sessions, an occasional glass of wine - they can all get you through it. But there comes a time, where I think the best escape (aside from a get-away from St. Thomas.....or Hawaii.....) - is a visit to being a kid again!
So yesterday, Ryan and I had a late-afternoon date.
....to a candy store.
Our original intentions were to purchase some supplies for our Graduation party (cups, plates, plastic silverwear, etc....) Which we did accomplish. But we also found a candy store on our way.
I let go of "health-nut Abby" for an hour, And I was brought down memory lane....
We each decided to pick out 5 different things, purchased our goodies, and headed for a long evening walk - and we got to have a "Non-school, Non-work" talk for the 1st time in DAYS.
On our list of goodies we had:
-Now & Later
-Laffy Taffy (and my rule is that we HAD to read the jokes, and we HAD to laugh...) I'm cheesy.
-The long tootsie rolls.
-and best of all........
Now, just to clarify - we didn't eat all these in one sitting! We shared to get little tastes and were sick halfway through, since candy/sweets are not a commodity in our diets!
My strongest memories involved with these candies include:
1) Candy Cigarettes. Us kids would get these at the lakes at the candy store. One of our neighbors would always light them so they tasted like roasted marshmellows. Now they call them "Candy Stix" - since apparently "candy cigarettes" will indicate future smoking in all children. (I'm not a smoker...but Hey! Some are easily influenced)
2) Pop Rocks. In elementary school, 6th grade to be exact.......I had a Religion Teacher that really wasn't the most pleasant. The funny thing is, I'm related to this teacher. But, we used to do everything to piss this teacher off as bratty little 6th graders. I remember putting Pop Rocks on my tongue, and little them crackle until she'd turn around - they I'd quickly shut my mouth.
It was so entertaining watching her wonder "Where is that sound coming from??? Is it the heater? The fan? The lights?"
What a fantastic walk down memory lane :) It definitely brought up good much-needed laughter and de-stressing!
So, what was your favorite candy from childhood??