There are gummy bears, and then there are gummy bears. You know, the gummy bears that are ‘stuck together like little paper dolls’. When you find gummy bears like that, that’s how you know that they’re in love.
And those just happen to be Olivia’s favorites.
Since they are her favorites, and she is one of my favorites, I’ve got this urge when we walk past the bulk bin of mixed penguines, gummy teeth, frogs and in-love gummy bears to dig through with the awkward little tongs and find a few of those favorites so they can be stashed in a lunch box on days like a Monday where this school-loving-kid has zero interest in getting dressed. Even if it turns my ‘I’m just running in for five minutes to grab juice and eggs’, to twenty minutes later with a lovingly picked bag of in-love gummy bears.