It starts with Halloween. We buy bags and bags of candy for the busloads and busloads of los niños who descend on our neighborhood. The tower of tempting treats on the dining room table grows taller with each trip to Target. We avoid the dining room during the month of October.
Today I bought my first (and hopefully only) bag of valentine candy. Sweet Tarts. Pure sugar which I eat until my teeth bleed and my tongue swells as though stricken by a severe sweetness allergy.
Squeezed between Valentine’s Day and Easter, we have a new holiday season. Girl Scout Cookie Season. Those 16 boxes I’ve ordered with arrive shortly after Valentine’s Day. How can you not order from cute little girl scouts? (and there are a flock of them in our hood)…
64 sleeps til Easter.
I feel ill.