Maybe it was because she was the youngest and he was the oldest. I really don’t know.
Anyway, Sarah loved it when M & M’s came in a new color: green. She would always pick out as many green ones as she could find. We all let her because she couldn’t have been more than three or four years old. She was cute then.
One day all the green M&M’s began disappearing! It seemed like there were hardly any, if any at all, in the bags that Grandma brought us. Most of us didn’t think too much about it; we just wanted candy. Chocolate was a staple in our house. More and more bags had only one or two green candies in them. Mom said that they probably didn’t make a whole bunch because they were new and green M&M’s were a novelty.
Time went by and no more thought was given to the green M&M’s.
At least until Christmas day.
We were all busy unwrapping our gifts when we heard Sarah scream a happy scream. We all looked in her direction. Billy was sitting next to her with a beaming smile on his face. Sarah held a canning jar full of green M&M’s in her hands.
Billy, with mom’s permission, had first dibs on the bags of M&M’s. He had picked out all of the green ones and saved them for Sarah’s present.
This was truly one of those gifts that the thought way outweighed the price tag. Even after all these years I still remember it. This was truly one of Billy’s shining moments!