Eating Trash

I thought I had been so resourceful, making the kids cookies out of leftover candy just sitting around.

But then I realized, too late, all I had done was feed them more candy faster.

I didn’t like that, and decided that the candy was a trap.

Nathan and I don’t eat it, so it just builds up and gets stashed around, waiting to sucker in some hungry person who forgot to seek out nutrients.

So I hunted it all down, even mom’s stash still hidden in the closet of the bathroom.

All together we came up with an entire trash bag full, most of it more than a year or two old.

It was horrifying.

We breathed a sigh of relief as 5’s favorite dumpster man drove it away in his big truck.

So much, so gross.


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Eating Trash — 4 Comments

  1. Must admit that I’m a little sad to see those Snickers heading out to dumpster man. Good for you for being so healthy!

      • We miss you too and wish we could visit. It’s just to expensive to fly or rent a car and my old suburban just can’t go that far. Maybe someday we’ll get to come.