I blame my first grade teacher for my unhealthy obsession with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers. See, every day at the end of the day if we had a good day, didn't cause any trouble, were good in class, my first grade teacher Ms. Karen would reward us as we left the classroom with a single little small Goldfish cracker she would drop in our mouth like a mama bird as we walked out the door.
I loved those tiny little crackers and I always wanted more than one. I'm sure I probably begged Ms. Karen on more than one occasion for at least two. I am sure this is where my obsession with overachieving came from. Goodness knows it was the end of the world if I did not get a little fishy cracker.
For years after my first grade experience with Goldfish crackers I always remembered how much I loved those things and how they tasted and how I wanted more. I am sure I had them at times after first grade, but I don't really remember having them again until I was an adult and bought them myself. I don't know if it's just my nature or just remembering thru the eyes of a first grader, but I simply cannot control myself when it comes to those freaking Goldfish crackers! UGH.
Now, my girls love them and want to have them for a "snack." I literally cannot contain myself around them. I have to have at least a serving of them every time, can't just have one or two or fifteen...a serving FIFTY FIVE of them, yeah that's right. I literally count them out....well, except for tonight when I had 523 calories left to eat for the day and just poured out a cup of them and couldn't even enjoy them one at a time, it was more like five, and couldn't wait to get the next ones in my mouth.
Was it first grade that cursed me with this sickness or am I just nuts? Or maybe both. Whatever the case I'm just not sure but I just can't help myself around the freakin' Goldfish crackers! UGH. I think I need to talk the girls into a snack of a different type, one I don't have "issues" with. So, there you have it, my Achilles heal - Goldfish Crackers. Who'd a thunk it?! Bet you didn't! ;)