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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wax Lips, Anyone?

My mom found a retro candy store. She plopped several packages of wax lips on the counter, and my girls just stared at them. "Ew. What are they?", they exclaimed. I totally got excited. I immediately reminisced about the treats of my childhood.

Big League Chew was the greatest gum ever. But yet, we were banned from the candy cigarettes. I'm not quite sure why we could chew the fake tobacco, but could not eat the fake cigarettes. I loved getting one of those long, huge Laffy Taffys. I can still smell the grape flavor. Several years ago, Todd scoured the internet to find Kit candy. I'd never heard of it until it arrived on our doorstep. Kits were way before my time.

I wonder what my kids will reminisce about? Reese's cups in the shape of christmas trees or easter eggs? Gummy lifesavers? SpongeBob crabby patties? Whose knows...

One of my kids eventually started chewing on parts of the wax lips. They just looked at me, puzzled, "It doesn't taste like anything", she said. "I know, it's kindof like chewing on a birthday candle", I told her. But then again, maybe they do have a taste. One that brings back memories of a more care free time of life. And that, couldn't be sweeter.

3 comments :

Raquel said...

I bet Addie can't talk while she is wearing those lips. Perhaps Nana could get more for your food storage or at least for church.

Madi Powell said...

That ... Or like chewing on a Barbie's leg .

Straight Fancy said...

I'm with Raquel! could you send me some for church...and long car rides!