Ahh, the piñata. What child (or adult) doesn’t love smashing something to bits to be rewarded with candy falling from the sky? It’s always been the highlight of any birthday party I went to, I know that.
If only other things in life worked the same destructive magic that a piñata does. Like if your car got rear-ended on your way to work and a few dozen peanut butter cups fell out of your bumper. Wouldn’t snacking on those be a nice way to pass the time while you exchange insurance information with the driver who hit you?
Or if you break that antique vase that your mother-in-law calls a “vahzz” during a raucous game of living room flag football, but it’s okay because nestled in the base is an assortment of gumballs and tasty butterscotch candies. Sure they’re 125 years old, but when everyone suddenly throws themselves on the ground and starts clamoring for those dusty treats, it doesn’t really matter how old they are or how valuable that ugly vahzz was.
With that sort of fun in mind, I’ve chosen the watermelon piñata as this month’s prize. I’ll choose one comment at random from all the comments left on the blog this month to receive this prize.
If you win or buy one for yourself, try to avoid the temptation to fill your watermelon piñata with actual watermelon. Although that would be hilarious, it would be kind of messy and a waste of good watermelon. You can, however, fill it with watermelon-flavored candies. Whatever you fill it with, just be sure to keep your distance when someone is taking a swing. If there’s one thing I learned from America’s Funniest Home Videos, it’s that piñatas plus kids plus video cameras equal a guaranteed shot in the groin, and no amount of peanut butter cups or tasty butterscotch candies is worth that.