Saturday, April 04, 2009

Life Is a Bag of Jelly Beans too...

One lazy afternoon, Chloe, my girl three, decided that we invade the Jelly Bean bag Tita Marie gave us. We just love jellybeans, the chewiness and the softness inside. What I love best about them is the mystery flavor each colored jelly bean brings.

Adventurous as she is, she suggested to eat the Jelly Beans at random, which means no choosing of flavors, well just to make it more exciting. I would pick one from the bag, sniff it, hoping it's not licorice or cinnamon, then pop it in my mouth. Chloe would do the same too. There were good ones and there were bad ones. The strawberry daiquiri jelly beans tasted delicious. So did the strawberry cheesecake ones. The buttered popcorn ones were so-so, but the caramel popcorn jelly beans were oh-so yummy. We both hated cinnamon and licorice, but we had to eat all anyway.

"Jelly Beans are different colors and flavors. A lot like life, which is always full of mysteries." I told Chloe. "All of us will have to experience the sweetness, spicyness, sourness and bitterness to really appreciate life. You will experience getting hurt, abused, rejected. It is your choice whether to react, or act on it, or just do nothing about it. And your choice is it will show you who you really are."

"So when any of these troubles come, you know what to do, okay?"

Chloe replied with a sheepish grin: "It's simple, mommy...Enjoy your Jelly Beans!"