Mama Diaries

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Golden Nut

My son likes munching on pistachios.  Today, we opened a new bag of the little green nuts.  He happened to notice a little Angry Bird sticker on it.

"Mama, what's this?"

"I don't know," I said.  "Why don't you take it off and find out ?"

"You do it," he said.

Yeah, of course.  That's the way it always goes.  So, I pulled off the sticker.  "It says here in fine print, 'The Hunt for the Golden Pistachio.'"

My son got all excited.  "Does that mean there's a golden pistachio in the bag?"

"No.  It means you get a code to play some kind of video game involving Angry Birds and a Golden Pistachio."

Apparently that went in one ear and out the other.  He grabbed the bag of pistachios and started munching.  After about fifteen minutes, he ran over to me all excited.  "I found the golden pistachio!"

I looked at him kind of funny.  "Oh yeah?  Let me see."

He showed me a nut with definitive yellow streaks on it. "I'm going to keep it, because it's worth a million bucks."

So now he a a million dollar golden pistachio sitting on his book shelf.   Anybody want to buy it?


  1. Hey! It worked for Willy Wonka - - why not pistachios?!

  2. Hang on, I'll just check my other pocket for some loose change :-)

  3. LOL well people have spent money on stranger things. Someone bought a 4 year old chicken nugget off ebay for $8000 bucks because it had Lincoln's face on it..haha

  4. LOL

    When I was a kid I treasured things I found in jars, bags, and boxes, even if it was a coupon wrapped in plastic. I liked that little surprise of finding something.

    1. I used to like the prizes that were in Cracker Jack boxes. Those were the best!

  5. Aw. It's so sweet how kids will find those things.

  6. Hold onto it - it can only increase in value;-)

  7. How cute! : ) Put it on Ebay. Someone will buy it, LOL.