One day in early April, I was preparing for a conference where I would show my babygiftsandgoodies.com merchandise. A totally new experience for me, I needed to assemble shelves and other items to display my cuddly treasures. As with any of my weekday adventures, my children were in tow.
Riding in the stroller like a pair of champs, I dragged my kids through store after store. Overall, they were pretty patient as I wrapped it up in our final stop. As we navigated the aisles, my daughter mentioned Peeps. I felt an immediate sense of pride in my daughter. It was the pride a parent feels when his or her children carry on a tradition, and I smiled immediately for my brainwashing success. My children know what Peeps are!
I had not seen exactly what my daughter was talking about, so I asked the kind of basic questions that you would ask a toddler and arrived at the obvious conclusion that she wanted the box of Peeps. It seemed like a no brainer. “Of course you can have the Peeps,” I said. “If you can show me where they are before we leave, I will get you the Peeps.”
We continued on our way, gathering what I needed. As I finished my shopping, I wanted to honor my word, and buy the Peeps that I had promised. I pushed the stroller through the aisles, asking my daughter where she had seen them. Eventually we arrived in an area with candy, and I saw the unexpected. It was a giant box of Peeps with a rainbow assortment of the fluffy marshmallow chicks—six colors in total. It was a sixteen dollar box of Peeps—I had no idea such a thing existed. But, I decided that a promise was a promise.