Originally Posted by Kid Nickels
why the hell would you throw away perfectly good chocolate?!!
Originally Posted by JayJay
Ate or actually threw away? And if threw away, you did it by mistake, right?
Threw. Away. On. Purpose. Seemed a good idea at the time. Well, since I already sound a) stupid and 2) irredeemably unsympathetic, I might as well lay it all out. We have a ton of chocolate in the house already - and generally speaking, it's always around if you know where to look, any time of year. I might have put a dent in the Chocolate Reserves, but just a dent. So there's that. But then my son - any time you put anything out in a bowl and he can reach it, he empties the damn thing. I watched him empty a serving dish (big bowl) of peanuts and candy corn over the course of 30 minutes. Just robotic hand -> mouth ->repeat action. I wish he did this for broccoli, etc, but nope. Anytime there is anything sweet out in bowls, he empties it. And, FWIW, I don't think he has any control over this, or hasn't yet learned how to exert this control over himself. We certainly haven't been able to train or punish this behavior away over the past few years. Why the Mrs. still sets this stuff out and pretends we're all normal is a complete mystery.
I chalk it up to PTSD, Saturday sucked and Sunday was straight-up awful, shouting matches and stomping and late arrivals with cold dishes that made us wait considerably longer than expected to eat. Plus, my brother has his own sorrow that we're all more or less in on, but I can't really share that. Dammit, this Easter was a straight-up disaster.