Rarely do I open the door for solicitors. But, it was a weak moment — our little neighbor boy was selling overpriced junk so he could win prizes and earn money for his school. I couldn’t say no. (Now you know why I rarely open the door!) I didn’t even remember what I purchased, and I didn’t even pay him because I had no cash at the moment.
Fast forward 2 months. The doorbell rings again. I had completely forgotten about my purchase, and went to pull out my checkbook. $13 for a tiny box of Jellybellies. Oh, but it was so worth it! These were not just ordinary Jellybellies. This is a game where you spin and have to try a flavor of Jellybellies that can be either delicious or disgusting. For example… Tutti Frutti or Stinky socks? Peach or barf? Buttered popcorn or rotten eggs? Thankfully, I was the photographer rather than a player. I have not laughed that hard in a long time!
I told the kids this had to be a Halloween tradition. Not so much, in their opinion. Malachi said, “I am never playing that game again; it was too gross!” His sisters and Grandma agreed. Personally, I am just thankful for the good laugh, (and that they didn’t make me play!)