Red-flagged – part two

A quick digression

My friend Jade came over last night with a lovely box of French style chocolates. You know, in the pretty shapes and a pretty box and tissue and ribbon and the oh-so-very-pretty flavors. Chance was still up when she visited, got to check out the box in full, and I even gave him a small bite of the dark chocolate Valencia before he went to bed.  Which he, surprisingly, enjoyed quite a bit.  (I just don't figure most kids would like the more bitter, dark chocolate flavors.)  Later that night I moved the box out of immediate sight to a place better suited to my enjoyment (i.e. on to the shelf of "mommy treats").   

This morning Chance wakes up, runs to the front room, and I hear...

"Oh no!  My chocolates!"

Eeerrrt.  His chocolates?

Shit.  "Oh well... um... Jade brought those over for ALL of us.  To share.  See, they're right here.  But chocolates aren't for breakfast kiddo."  (Except for mommy.)  "You can have a treat later, OK?"

I couldn't very well tell him I wasn't going to share at this point, could I?  Maybe he'll take a Dove chocolate instead. 

At least he's got good taste.             - wg



You're a better woman than I am. I probably would have told him she brought them over to share, and then took them back home with her. Then I would have had the rest all to myself.


I also tried giving Isaac a nibble of dark chocolate in the hopes that he'd stay out of my stash. No dice, he loves the stuff. Damn kids.

red pen mama

Yes, I think I am going to have a similar situation with the Girl Scout cookies that arrived tonight. It would be wrong to pretend they just disappeared, wouldn't it?



That's funny! Personally, I'd buy the Dove chocolate and use it to fill in the spaces in the box. Then just be sure to guide his little hand toward the Dove pieces. heehee. I'm a chocolate hoarder.


Love the idea of replacing the good stuff with Dove chocolates....maybe even unwrap some mini-Hershey's and throw in there.


Next time I'll bring cake. He, he... let's see you hide that one.

the weirdgirl

I think tips for hiding chocolate and other goodies should be standard in most parenting books. Why isn't that covered?!

Rest assured, if I ever write a parenting book (HA!) I'll be sure to cover this important topic. As soon as I learn how.

Jade - Last time you brought over a cake I WANTED Chance to help me eat it and all he did was play with the marzipan decorations! (Jade has the most amazing cake business... ...see what she is tempting me with?!)

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