When Luisa picked Miguel up from school last night, she found a giant, plush, purple Peep stuffed into his school mailbox. I tried to explain to him that it was probably meant for me because people know how much I like Peeps. He insisted that it was meant for him because it was in his mailbox. He insisted that he needed the purple Peep. I was faced with a dilemma...love of Peeps versus love of child. I let him have the damn Peep.
Later in the evening, I called my friend Peggy (a teacher at Miguel's school) and asked if she had put the Peep in his box. She has yet to respond but I don't think it was her because the Peep does not smell like her house. Yes, my sense of smell is that impressive. I then called my friend Kris (also a teacher at Miguel's school) and she said that she did not put the Peep in Miguel's box. I then called my friend Kristin and asked if she had, by chance, been stuffing large Peeps in people's mail boxes and she said that she had not. So, we have a mystery here.
Who put the purple Peep in Miguel's mailbox?
Today's peep photo is of the the second Peep centerpiece that I made (2004). This is the one that set the standard for future centerpieces. After the Easter egg hunt, I took it to work where my colleagues nibbled on it...until a staff person threw it unceremoniously into the trash without even asking me. I still haven't quite gotten over that.
Peep Fact (Courtesy of Raquel): Employee Candy Madea is Peeps eye inspector. Peeps with missing or mislocated eyes are melted down.
Where are the PETA activists when you need them?