I just received eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies today — Thin Mints, Lemon thingies (that’s not their real name – but I can’t remember what they call them), peanut butter patties, shortbread, peanut butter sandwiches – and I can’t remember the rest of the names of the delicious morsels! All I know is that I need to find a place to hide these from myself so I don’t gain 50 pounds just from these stupid cookies!
When all of my kids were at home, I could pretty much guarantee that 8 boxes of cookies would be gone in about 7 minutes. I used to keep some in the trunk of my car just so I could have a treat! I was amazed one time when a woman told me that she was had 10 boxes of cookies in her freezer – and she just didn’t know what she was going to do with those cookies now that she had her ‘new’ ones! I think she forgot they were there – or she didn’t have children! We’ve never had boxes of cookies which lasted longer than it took to read the box – much less a whole year!
I’ve tried putting them in a drawer I don’t open too often — but I’ll be darned if I don’t find reasons to actually open that darn drawer at least six times an evening! I’ve tried stuffing them in the back of the freezer – but that just means my hands are cold all of the time. I’ve tried keeping them in the trunk of the car, but I always find a reason to go to the garage! I put them in the storage closet once, but that just meant I ate them while I was looking through some mementos!
There appears to be no safe place for these cookies — so I think I will simply have to do something drastic – I’m going to give them to my children. Yes – it does seem a little odd that after all of those years of actually hiding the Girl Scout cookies FROM them – I’m just going to hand them over willingly. I’m not sure if this a sign of insanity or of self-preservation. I do know that my hips and thighs will be much happier with the cookies nowhere near them!