Looking beyond those doors and off to the horizon, each rainbow brings with it a bit of magic - the prospect of what treasures might lie at the end of each one. Is the “pot o’ gold” a literal pot, or is that a metaphor for a bowl of the “magically delicious” Lucky Charms -- frost toasted oat cereal with marshmallows -- presented by Lucky the Leprechaun with a playful smile?
I remember simpler times growing up -- an era before smart “devices” and entertainment on-demand, when waking up in the morning for a bowl of cereal before school or on Saturday morning meant sitting down to enjoy some cartoons as well. Whenever Lucky would appear in commercials to announce the coming of a “limited edition” marshmallow, it was a big deal that all the kids would be talking about.
These days, Lucky Charms brings the breakfast magic with rainbows, pink hearts, shooting stars, hourglasses, clovers, blue moons, balloons, and horseshoes - all complementing those delicious toasted oats.
No matter how fast things tend to move in a world packed with work, school, countless activities (we've had everything from ballet and tap to gymnastics, scouting, baseball, theater and most recently, karate), hopefully our kids will one day remember the mornings we've shared enjoying breakfast together, munching on cereal like Lucky Charms. Generations have enjoyed it, and something tells me they'll one day pass the magic on to another one as well.
Follow the rainbow to your local Walmart to pick up your own box of Lucky Charms!