13 November 2008

Pros and Cons

On the one hand, having an oddly rational creature of the preschool genre around the house is great. It breaks the monotony of talking to the oddly irrational toddler, the wordless baby, and the tiresome self.

On the other hand, it’s a lot harder to sneak off to the secret cookie stash when the need arises.


oh oreo of mine,
so creamy, so fine,
so dreamy...
i pine for thee...

12 comments:

Rebekah said...

Yes. This is a HUGE problem.

Dakotapam said...

You all need to re-think your aversion to eating in the powder room.

Gauntlets said...

Oh, golly, now I'm hungry.

When pregnant, I just tell the preschooler that the cookie is for the baby. Thus far, he seems cool with that. :D

Marie M said...

I SO understand...we no longer keep the cookies in the -clank- cookie jar!

Glenda said...

Wait until they say, "you just want us to go to bed so you and daddy can have a snack without us."

Then we evily grin and don't deny a thing.

sarahd said...

A many mint Newman Os have been eating en route to the bathroom.

Pam said...

Ooops, you mean it's not okay to eat it in front of them and tell them they can't have any?

I told dh a long time ago that I'd rather establish with the kiddos that some treats are for all, and some are just for Mom and Dad. They've been so accepting, they have been known to use their own spending money to buy us those chocolatey things we so crave. So sweet! Um, both the kids and the chocolate. ;)

MooreMama said...

oooh. You mean my sweet baby might someday want some of my treats? Is it appropiate to keep a cookie jar in my bedroom?

Reb. Mary said...

Mooremama et al: Keeping a cookie jar in the bedroom and/or any other room is appropriate, legitimate, and recommended. I don't have one in the powder room, but that's only because my time there is seldom leisurely or uninterrupted either :O

Melissa D said...

Ahh, yes, I have a stash and sneak chocolate or some other sweet thing when the need arises, but that has not been very often because well, 1 year old does not and will not nap without me holding him, so I can't sneak away and have a quiet moment with my chocolate...Reb.mary, we will need to do this when we get together, we'll have the fathers watch the kids, we'll sneak away and have chocolate...

Cheryl said...

We recently had a brainstorming session on Loopers (Lutheran homeschoolers) about the best places to hide our "stash." My suggestion was the laundry room, since everyone else in the family seems to avoid it religiously. But I think the winning suggestion was an empty box of monthly feminine protection. This, of course, will not work once your girls become teenagers. But for those of you with younger ones . . .

Rebekah said...

Cheryl, ha! I've also found the laundry shelf to be a secure hiding place. :D