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the chocolate thief

We had spent the day at my mom’s house and had taken her lunch which included dark chocolate truffles from Wholefoods. Somehow on the way home Simon got a hold of the box and polished off about half of it. I honestly thought he had fallen asleep in his car seat it was that quite and I had no idea what he was up to until he asked me for a napkin. I wasn’t sure how to handle the punishment, I don’t want him to eat food with out permission and specifically not candy/sweets. I told him that the next time there was chocolate he would not be allowed to have any, that he had already eaten his quota. I had no idea how hard that punishment was going to be to carry out and yesterday I was the worlds meanest mom. We went to a birthday party and of course the cake was chocolate with chocolate chip ice cream. This was the first time chocolate has been offered since the truffle incident so I had to tell Simon that he couldn’t eat any cake since he took chocolates with out asking. It seemed really cruel. He had to watch all of the kids and adults eat their cake. But I think he got the message, he told me “mommy I am so sad that I don’t have any cake” and I reminded him why he coudln’t have any. Yikes being a mom is hard!

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  1. Waylon

    Well played! I think that would definitely get the point across much better than just spanking him or putting him in time-out. You are an awesome mom. =)

  2. Kay Weaver

    I’m not sure I could have been as disciplined about no cake at the party. But I’m glad he could express his emotion about it. It is tough being a mom at times like this.

  3. Erika McCann

    Emily you are a wonderful Mom! Our kiddos need to know we mean what we say. Something I always need to be more consistent with!!

  4. Heather Soares

    Emily, that is hysterical! Love the pictures you took! Snaps to you for sticking to the punishment; don’t think I could have done it! I love his comment too about being sad about not having cake – too cute! =)

  5. OMG those pictures are so cute!