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#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

So DS was given some Haighs chocolate Easter eggs by my dad and his GF yesterday.

As he is only 2yo it is responsible parenting on my behalf to eat them and therefore limit his chocolate intake to a minimum.

This is the right thing to to yes? I will take one for the team.

#2 cheekymonkey

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

Totally. Unfortunately my lot are too old to get away with that now. sad.gif  wink.gif

#3 galba

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

It's exactly what i do OP, sacrifice myself for them!  ph34r.gif

#4 Tiger Lilly

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

I think it is irresponsible if you don't protect your children!

#5 Amber Spyglass

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

I've had to do it myself, several times already this weekend.

Parenting isn't always easy.

#6 Bob-the-skull

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

yes what a good parent you are...

plus you never know if its a bad batch so you should always test them first... save them being tainted by bad chocolate...

#7 Guest_C-is-for-MUMMY_*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

yes it is a hard thing to do, but better to be safe than sorry... after all, every child under the age of 10 is allergic to chocolate right? Tounge1.gif

#8 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Absolutely! You are being a responsible parent by looking after his dental health and general health. Even if it means sacrificing your own.

My mother posted a Cadbury's Buttons Easter Egg for DD from the UK.
As I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with her second grandchild, I'm sure she nor DD will have any issue with me helping myself to a piece here and there so that the yet-to-be-born has a fair share in the Easter cheer. By proxy.  ph34r.gif

Edited by Applebum, 07 April 2012 - 02:45 PM.

#9 BetteBoop

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

I do the same thing OP.

But I take it a step further. I try to protect other people's children by buying and eating all of the easter eggs in the shops.

I think I should get some kind of award for my efforts.

#10 Majeix

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

We all have to make sacrifices for our children...

#11 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 07/04/2012, 02:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do the same thing OP.

But I take it a step further. I try to protect other people's children by buying and eating all of the easter eggs in the shops.

I think I should get some kind of award for my efforts.

You're the reason I couldn't find any Malteser bunnies, aren't you?

#12 nic76sl

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Considering I accidently left the chocs in the car yesterday and they melted I need to get the girls more and take one for the team and eat the melted ones.

#13 opethmum

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

We all have to take a bullet for the team in some way or another, the sacrifices we have to make for our little ones.

#14 BeYOUtiful

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

MMM Malteser bunnies, I forgot about those for Easter.

#15 FeralMinx

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

Unfortunately my lot are too old to get away with that now.
+ 1
And it SUCKS.

Why did I teach them to count and look after their property so well?

#16 toosenuf

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (TopsyTurvy @ 07/04/2012, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So DS was given some Haighs chocolate Easter eggs by my dad and his GF yesterday.

As he is only 2yo it is responsible parenting on my behalf to eat them and therefore limit his chocolate intake to a minimum.

This is the right thing to to yes? I will take one for the team.

and only a repsonsible parent would do this (where is that sarcastic smiley) biggrin.gif

#17 liveworkplay

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Totally responsible parenting. If youo need to assurge andy twang of giult, replace all the Haigh chocolate with a white freddo. He will never ever know what he missed out on biggrin.gif

#18 laurs

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

If you are really worried you could swap it for one of those horrible cheap bunnies from the supermarket. Why waste Haighs on a toddler? wink.gif

#19 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

Completely responsible and very selfless of you.

I'll be doing the same over the next week.

#20 HRH Countrymel

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (cheekymonkey @ 07/04/2012, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Totally. Unfortunately my lot are too old to get away with that now. sad.gif  wink.gif

My Mum had me totally convinced that I wouldn't like Toblerones.... Totally convinced. It lasted till I was well into my teens - I can still remember the 'end of an era' sigh and the giggle when she finally got busted.

#21 eleishas

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Unless its Willow or equally poor quality, then you hand it back...

#22 Banana Pancakes

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

I would start teaching him all about the importance of sharing. One bite for you, two bites for me....

#23 B-B-M

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

Yes, you will have to take one for the team. That is what Mothers are for!

The things we have to do hey? *sigh*....

You're a good mum!  biggrin.gif

Edited by B-B-M, 07 April 2012 - 05:31 PM.

#24 *Ker*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Haighs? For a little one? It would be totally irresponsible parenting to allow him to eat it. Because then he'll want Haighs all the time and won't be happy with Cadbury or something.

#25 Mintjelly

Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

But I take it a step further. I try to protect other people's children by buying and eating all of the easter eggs in the shops.

I think I should get some kind of award for my efforts.

My goodness, you deserve a medal!! original.gif

My children didn't even eat chocolate until they were well over two!  Doesn't mean I didn't though lol

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