Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hmmmm....and I Thought They Liked Them!!


These are the chocolate gold coins I received in my CHRISTmas stocking each and every year since I was a child.

When I had children myself, I thought to continue this tradition, and so I did. Every year a netful of chocolate gold coins were placed into each of my childrens' stockings. They never said much about this, but I continued in MY tradition.

One year, I was in a tizzy!! I couldn't find them anywhere!! I looked and I looked at every store I went to that year!! Still couldn't find them. What was I going to do? CHRISTmas with no gold coins in the stockings? The tradition not continued? OH, NO!!

CHRISTmas morning came. As always, the kids headed to their stockings first--another tradition set in place from long ago!! They gleefully pulled out their chapsticks, their small little trinkets that changed as they grew older from small toys to nail polish, nail files and yes, my son still does receive a Matchbox car every year!!

But, no gold coins that year!! I apologized to them--telling them that I was so sorry, but I couldn't find any gold coins that year. All 3 of them looked from one to the other, and finally--delegating this to the oldest--the statement was said, "Well, we never really liked them anyway!"

WHAT?? All my searching for these and "they never really liked them"!!!

I got a good laugh out of this--my continuing MY tradition for them when they didn't consider it a tradition at all!!

You know what? I've found those gold coins every year since then. And each of them find a little netful of these every year in their stocking since.

Now, the tradition is when they find them--we all laugh!!

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Have a wonderful day!!



Aunt Kathy said...

We sure did have a lot of the same traditions... I used to buy those gold coins too. Not anymore though.

But weird... I was looking for a receipt in my car last week, and in the storage hump thing I found gold foil wrapped coins. Where did they come from???

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Beth,

This was cute! We think we know what we're doing as parents and then they didn't even like them! LOL! Sounds like something that would happen over here. :)

You are sweet to continue them each year.

Have a blessed Wednesday!

Chatty Kelly said...

Loved it! So funny. And typical!

Dorothy Champagne said...

Our tradition is a toothbrush in each stocking. Killing two birds with one stone. the weird things we conjure up . . .

Denise said...

Cute post my friend.

Debbie said...

It's funny, the traditions we think are so important aren't always for others. But at least your family gets a good laugh from this and ...that's always a good thing!!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth... You are too funny! or your kids least the memory remains funny!

Aren't the gold coins pure chocolate? What kids or people don't love chocolate!!! I love the little traditions you share & try to make for your family! You are a treasure! You are a gift! Enjoy the CHRISTmas Cafe!

Tea said...

Loved the candy story! Youngest buys those every year for her nieces. She calls them "gilt", I think. She puts them on top of gifts for decoration.

Knittin Kudzu said...

Beth, I always loved the chocolate coins but my brother hated them! That really brought back memories!

We had 2 Christmas traditions, on Christmas Eve we were each given a pair of pajamas to wear and in our stockings on Christmas morning we always had apples and oranges to go with our chocolate coins.

Blessings, Sandy

Darlene said...

This story brings back so many memories. I love those gold coins. They are not always easy to find.
Thanks for sharing!