They’re Magically Delicious

This story is dedicated to my mom, as it is her favourite story about me and she asked me recently why I haven’t told it yet. So heeeeere it is!

When I was just a little kitty, my very favourite cereal in the entire world was Lucky Charms.

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So magically delicious. Like every child I of course looooved the marshmallows. Could not get enough. I could eat an entire bowl of just the marshmallows, easily.

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Whenever I would eat my bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast I would eat all the boring oat pieces first and then save all the little marshmallows for last. I still do this with my dinner plates: eat the stuff that isn’t my favourite first so then the good things are all saved for last. It’s a good eating method. I recommend it. This way your favourite thing is the very last taste in your mouth.

One day when I was about three or four, my mom bought a giant family-sized box of Lucky Charms. She brought it home from the grocery store and as soon as she took it out of the bag I was all over it.

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My mom noticed me admiring the box of deliciousness.

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And she decided that it probably wasn’t a good idea to just leave the box lying around, as I’d probably get into it.

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But I didn’t WANT them for breakfast tomorrow, I wanted them right NOW.

My mom thought that a good place to “hide” the Lucky Charms would be on top of the refrigerator, because I was just little, and wouldn’t be able to reach it.

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But when I want something that badly, I want it, and I WILL get it.

I stared at that box for the rest of the day. And as I was going to sleep that night, all I could think about were the Lucky Charms just sitting on the top of the fridge waiting for me. I had to have them.

So I woke up super early, before my parents, with the plan of acquiring that box of Lucky Charms. And actually I am not even sure how I woke up so early, but it’s possible that I didn’t sleep at all.

But anyway, I woke up super early (it was still dark), crept into the kitchen, and there they were.

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In the same spot my mom had left them the night before. Still too high for me to reach.

But I was a resourceful little minx. So I grabbed a chair from the kitchen table, quietly dragged it over to the fridge, and climbed up onto the counter.

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Almost…

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Success.

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The Lucky Charms and I were reunited.

I quickly (but quietly) put the chair back, took the box of Lucky Charms with me into my bedroom and shut the door. I was alone with my conquest. The Lucky Charms were all mine.

I immediately dumped the entire box onto my floor.

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And then I sat down next to the mound of Lucky Charms and got to work.

I meticulously separated the marshmallows from the boring oat pieces one by one. It took me ages, but I didn’t give up. I picked out every last colourful piece of marshmallow and set it aside. In the end I had a pile of oat pieces (which I discarded), and a perfect pile of just marshmallows.

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Which I then ate. I ate the entire pile of marshmallows.

In the morning my mom woke up a bit later than usual and thought it was weird that I wasn’t up and harassing her yet. It was very unlike me to be so quiet in my room so late. So she came in to check on me.

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And this is how she found me.

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As my mom tells me the story, and as she tells everyone she tells this story to, she found me eating the very last marshmallow in the box.

I spent the rest of the day alternating between laying around in a sugar coma and magically throwing up the rainbow.

But surprisingly I am not sick of Lucky Charms even now! And I still love those little marshmallows!

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31 responses to “They’re Magically Delicious

  1. i thought the only way to eat lucky charms was eating the cereal first and saving the marshmallows for last!

  2. That is totally how I ate Lucky Charms too. That shit was totally magically delicious.

    Maybe I should tell you this, but you can buy just the marshmallows online now. like….a giant ass bag.

  3. I would have given a hand or at least a finger for a bowl of lucky charms growing up. My parents were all hippie healthfood, but boy did that box look delicious.

  4. LOVE the picture of you on your fridge. Such a nice touch.

  5. Hahah! I can relate to this. When I was little I spilled a bunch of fruit loops on the floor “for the dog.”

  6. I just finished a bowl of Luckies before reading this. Nom, nom, nom! Good details in the pictures!

  7. omg this is hysterical. I totally LOL’ed. I ALWAYS eat the stuff I don’t like as much first and save my favorites for last. I love salad so much that sometimes I wait to eat my dinner salad after my dinner. People always think that is weird. But I agree…you want to have your favorite flavor be last in your mouth!

    • Hey, that’s good, eating salad lasts helps with digestion! Or so my dad tells me. And I don’t know how he would know that since he is no expert in nutrition. So maybe that’s not true. But it sounds good!

  8. Hahaha that hilarious! I am the exact same way about lucky charms, to this day as well! I eat all oats first and save the marshmallows for last. I get excited when all I have left is marshmallows in my bowl and love eating a big spoonful of marshmallows! They really are magically delicious! ! Haha

  9. Who doesn’t love the marshmallows? Though I actually have the opposite eating habit… I eat all my favourite things first and save the stuff I don’t like for last just in case I get too full because who cares if you can’t finish the stuff you don’t care about? Haha!

  10. You sure were a resourceful little minx!! Also, I love the pictures on the fridge, so detailed!

  11. I LOVE the Lucky Charms marshmallows! Like you, I eat the boring pieces first, then save the deliciousness for last. They really need to sell a box of marshmallows only!

    Oh, and all of my food is eaten in the “saving the best for last” method.

  12. Hahaha so funny! A good story to tell. I remember getting sick of those marshmallows. Good times!

  13. Hilarious! I was a cool kid and loved Raisin Bran growing up. I would pick out all the sugar-coated raisins and leave my dad all the bran.

    Also, this: http://pinterest.com/pin/265501340504229154/

  14. This is so dang cute! My youngest sister was the Lucky Charms fiend in our house. I liked Frosted Flakes because, you know, They’re GRRRRREAT!

  15. I love this story….it’s something my daughter would do:)

  16. 1. Lucky Charms must be made of unicorn tears. They are that good.

    2. This reminds my of my own little 5-year-old, early morning terrorist story.

    Twenty-three glorious years ago I woke up very early on Christmas and opened ALL THE PRESENTS (even those not belonging to me). I then meticulously taped the wrapping paper I could salvage, as best a 5 year old can, back together. I didn’t open anything with a plan, so it was shredded. Some of it couldn’t be saved, so when the sun and my parents rose, I told them that Santa must not have wrapped those ones. My mother assured me that Santa had indeed wrapped those new dress shoes.

    I don’t remember anything else about the story. I may have blacked out the consequences…I’ll have to ask my dad!

  17. Haha, I like how you’re instantly fatter because of the marshmallows.
    I love me some Lucky Charms too. And Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And Frosted Flakes. Let’s just call that the trifecta that I cannot have in my house otherwise I have no control. And we know I’m already trying to control the booze thing without success.

  18. peachykeane98

    Hi! I am a teacher and use the lucky charms analogy to teach how to retell a story with only the important details (the marshmallows) and throw away the stuff you don’t need (cereal). Could I get your permission to use the one pic of the girl on the floor with the two piles? I would make a poster using that image and can show it to you if you’d like. :). I may share it with colleagues.

  19. nathaniel moka

    haha i live in new zealand and we dnt get those here but we do get simular types but im on the fence when it cames to what order i eat my food always eat my salad first love the fresh green crunch but i save a bit of each item then eat it all in the last mouth full i dnt knw why dnt like to be left with the one thing