“My candy land is not for free.” Justina Valentine
This evening Tall Handsome Son and I went to the library for Board Game Night. A couple of things about that: 1). We were the only ones who showed up to play board games, and 2). They only had baby games. So we did what anybody would do in that situation, we had a Candy Land Smackdown right in the middle of the Children’s Section of the Main Library. And I mopped the floor with that boy, all up and down Gum Drop Mountain!
I’ve been playing Candy Land for over 40 years, ya heard? Candy Land is not a game of skill, it is a game of chance and apparently, I am a beast at games of chance. I won several times but most notably, I won with only four cards drawn. Purple, double-purple, ice cream cone and another double-purple. IN YOUR FACE!! We were playing an extreme version Candy Land: winner take all and having a trash talking, good time. At one point it seemed like a couple of small children wanted to join in our diabolical game of chance featuring plastic gingerbread men, Princess Frostines, Nana Nutts, peppermints, licorice and colored squares, but I think the way I smacked the cards down and yelled “Take that, Suckerrrrrr!” might have frightened those sweet little rosy-cheeked pre-schoolers. Next time, Kiddos, next time. Momma’s gotta get to King Kandy’s Castle!