Like father. Like daughter?
Yes, Alison is like her father in so many ways. She's tall and lanky. She's sharp and intelligent. Those are all good qualities I know. But there's one gene that Hank must have hand delivered to Alison himself as she is so much like him, it's uncanny. Now for the sake of this post, let's refer to this gene as The Skippy Gene.
The Skippy Gene, you ask? Now before I go on, let me just explain that Alison has to inspect each morsel of food before it touches her lips. I'd also like to preface my explanation with the fact that my husband likes tomatoes, but not in tomato form. There is a difference, you know.
Cherry Tomatoes on salad? Nope!
BLT? I'll have a BL, hold the T, please!
Now what does this have to do with Ze Royale Skippy Gene? Well folks, around my household, peanut butter, specifically Skippy (creamy) peanut butter, is the fifth food group. In their finicky ways, Hank and Alison find refuge in Skippy, and they inhale the stuff like two Skippy addicts. Dare our supply of the stuff get dangerously low, and I'm off to the market in the wee hours of the night. I kid you not. You should see Hank's face when the last bit of the creamy wonder is gonzo. It's sad really.
Anyway, so WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS POST?
The point is to tell you that my family eats too much peanut butter. Yes, yes it's true. I admit it.
And I've decided that as of Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, I am going to keep a running tally of how many jars of Skippy Peanut Butter my family consumes in a year! How's that for exciting? Now before I start my tallying, I'm going to have all y'all in blogland GUESS HOW MANY JARS OF SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER MY FAMILY WILL CONSUME IN ONE YEAR?!
Go on, guess! I dare you.
Now to be fair, here are the specs about our beloved Skippy:
• One jar refers to the 40 oz. Mama Size Jar (Basically if you opened up your pantry and this happened to fall on your head, you'd need to pay a visit to the hospital).
• I actually BOUGHT COUPONS for Skippy Peanut Butter. Yes, you read that correctly. I PURCHASED COUPONS for the stuff. That should give you an idea of how often I buy the stuff. Is there no shame?
• Sometimes we eat other brands of peanut butter (gasp!), and I will not tally these jars into the overall count!
So go guess folks!
Gifty update! So far everyone who has signed up for Gifty! is in Round 3! Yay! Keep your eyes peeled later in the week for more details! :)