Dear Ellen: I wrote to M&Ms….again.

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.

Dear Ellen,

I wrote to M&Ms again.  Yes, again.  Yes, Ellen, I know this is the third time, but I couldn’t help it.  Read the letter below, maybe then you’ll see why I just had to write M&Ms again.

Dear Makers of M&Ms,

I just want to tell you, again, how much my 3-year-old enjoys your candies. They’ve been instrumental with his potty training. Recently, I purchased the Fall Harvest M&Ms.  Even more recently, my son has decided that his favorites from this selection are the yellow and brown M&Ms.  When he pees, he asks for the yellow M&Ms and when he poops, he asks for the brown? When he does both, he asks for both. Do you find this ironic?

For the record, I never said I was sane. In fact, “Crazy” is my signature color. But, if it makes you feel any better, the story is true. My son really does ask for those two colors.


A. Marie



  1. I’m having flashbacks to when my son (I have three so I won’t point out which one) REFUSED to be potty trained. I used all kinds of bribery. Matchbox cars were the most expensive and did just about as much good as the Tootsie Rolls (don’t laugh) and the Skittles. I finally just made him do when we were on a camping trip. I took his little plastic portable potty and sat him down on it, walked about 12 feet away with his pull up, and listened as he screamed, “I HATE YOU” over and over again so the entire campground could hear. Ah, those were the days.

    1. Sigh. Good times had by all!

  2. Made him “do” hahaha, the typo is strangely appropriate…

  3. I never knew you could write the M&M’s – I thought they were only cartoon characters. Shows what I know….

    1. Yeah…there’s a link where you can email the marketing people. I’ve emailed them a few times and they clearly have no sense of humor, so I pulled out all the stops with this last one.

  4. Hehe too funny!! I have so many childhood memories of M &M sorting!

  5. Crazy? Heavens T’Betsy no. Some of the most succinct coping mechanisms I have ever come across, I tip my figurative hat to you.

  6. He’s a colour coding genius.

  7. Ha! Love this! I’ll have to keep this in mind for whenever I decide to have children. :p Bribery. The best form of teaching. Hee hee.

  8. Haha… I have always suspected that colors might have a huge influence on our behaviours in general terms… but you specifically proved here that statement is correct… I can not thank you enough…. I owe you one. All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

    1. You’re very welcome!

  9. Makes perfect sense to me. He’s obviously a genius at colour matching 🙂

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