Well, Peep Week 2014 has sneaked up on me in a major way. Truth be told, I wanted to use the word snuck, but my judgmental spell check did not approve. Anyway, Peep Week is here, and it is time to get down to business and honor that marshmallow goodness. But as I was compiling my peep related posts in my head, I began to wonder. What’s with all the writing about Peeps and Oreos…it’s not like they’re the mainstay of my diet.
I began to consider that I have put myself out there as an Oreo lovin’ Peep Eater who is clumsy when she runs. And if I were looking for a caricature of myself, it would be funny, but a part of me became super defensive and immediately ready to clarify. So here’s my quick disclaimer, I’ll get it out and then I will let it go, or at least my goal will be to let it go…baby steps, right?
After a little more thought than I’d like to admit, I have decided that Peeps and Spring Oreos are symbolic for me. They are like silly little moments in my life. They are like those unexpected pockets of joy that make me smile and feel hopeful. And while I would probably be more comfortable about the perception of me if I were writing about quinoa and kale, the reality is, I just don’t feel anything when I think of quinoa and kale.
Now that I’ve got that out of the way Let Peep Week 2014 Begin!!!