remembering the Oreo: by K


As we get older there are quite a few unspoken rules we all seem to abide by.  The most recent one I have come to notice is that after a certain age it is no longer appropriate to purchase Chips Ahoy, Oreo Cookies or any of your other childhood favorites. Instead, if you are going to be an adult buying cookies the cookies must be wrapped in fancy cellophane baked by someone named Susy and/or packaged in a kraft paper box tied with hemp twine.  They must also cost a stupid amount of money.

I had an Oreo cookie the other day for the first time in …years.  And it was honestly one of the most pleasant experiences I have had lately.  That Oreo (ok I had 3) was so much more than a cookie.  Instinct took over and I could not eat it without separating it apart and licking the cream from (just one!) side.  I ate it slowly and enjoyed every bite.  I hate to sound cliche but this cookie has the power to take you back to a simpler time. A time of consistently getting 8 hours of sleep, feety pajamas and He Man. A time when three cookies was just a taste and not your quota for the month.

What I’m saying is, don’t wait to have kids before you try an Oreo again. Do your soul a favor and after a long day at work leave the scotch glass in the cabinet, pour a glass of milk, dunk away and enjoy the memories. You will be pleasantly surprised by the power of this little cookie…

xo k

photograph taken from here




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