These are the OREO prowlers. They're also known as my little brothers, but mostly they're the OREO prowlers.
<a href="http://www.anutinanutshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/little-brothers.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-16826" title="little-brothers" src="http://www.anutinanutshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/little-brothers.jpg" alt="little-brothers" width="500" height="535" /></a>It began because my mom would buy multiple packages of OREO cookies at a time, and the prowlers would loot one at a time without her ever being the wiser.
See, they had a dresser/desk wall unit which covered two walls and the corner between. It looked much like the one in the photo below.
<a href="http://www.anutinanutshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/corner-desk-hutch-furniture-hangout.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-16830" title="corner-desk-hutch-furniture-hangout" src="http://www.anutinanutshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/corner-desk-hutch-furniture-hangout.jpg" alt="corner-desk-hutch-furniture-hangout" width="312" height="312" /></a>
And they would crawl under the desk and squeeeeeeeeze themselves into the space between the furniture and the wall, and then munch OREO cookies by the handful.
They'd leave uneaten cookies back there, and whenever they wanted one, they'd head back into the hangout for more.
I know this because one day my little sister and I were walking down the hall and we heard a lot of giggling, so we went into their room. We didn't see them so we looked in the closet and under the beds.
Then, we heard giggles over by the desk. So we got down on our hands and knees and peeked back there. Sure enough, there they sat with chocolate stained lips and OREO smiles.
<em>Should we apprehend the OREO prowlers?</em>
My sister and I looked at each other. Then we looked at our brothers.
And together we extended our hands for a cookie.
This is my earliest OREO memory, and one that my entire family laughs about over and over. I thought I'd share it as part of the <a href="http://share.theblogfrog.com/nf/20-O-3R" rel="no follow" target="_blank">OREO 100th birthday</a> celebration.
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