to eat some of DS's Easter eggs?

(34 Posts)
PurpleStorm Sat 30-Mar-13 13:05:54

DS is 19 months, and has received 7 Easter eggs.

Most of them are fairly small, but 2 of them are very large. Bigger than DS's head.

WIBU for DH & I to take the big ones and eat them ourselves?

iago Sat 30-Mar-13 13:06:25


CaptainSweatPants Sat 30-Mar-13 13:06:50

eat them!

bigkidsdidit Sat 30-Mar-13 13:07:33

I ate my 2yo's egg on thursday when I was stuck in the house and desperate. I have replaced with a lindt bunny

7 is crazy ; YANBU to eat the big ones!

spottyparrot Sat 30-Mar-13 13:08:20

Yes, eat them!

KittiesInsane Sat 30-Mar-13 13:09:00

Well, the alternative would seem to be 'AIBU to let my baby eat his own weight in chocolate?' or 'AIBU to throw away chocolate that my baby can't physically eat before it goes off?'

scottishtablet Sat 30-Mar-13 13:09:51

YANBU, I'm sure there is some sort of unwritten law re parents and their children's Easter Eggs grin

SullenCrescent Sat 30-Mar-13 13:10:06


Unfortunately mine are older now so don't get away with eating theirs anymore.

midastouch Sat 30-Mar-13 13:10:26

shock 7 easter eggs!!! lucky DS. Go ahead and eat them all grin he wont even know, maybe give him a tiny bit of each just so you can say 'yes he loved the easter egg you brought him'

Meglet Sat 30-Mar-13 13:11:09

Yes. I ate pretty much every egg mine recieved at that age. No way were they getting through that much chocolate, even out over a few weeks shock.

I'll still eat a bit of the eggs these days, and they're 6 & 4 now.

zwischenzug Sat 30-Mar-13 13:12:25

Of course not, it would be unreasonable to make him eat all that unhealthy shit. Annoys me when my daughters grandparents keep buying her stacks of chocolate for xmas/easter, she gets given a tiny fraction of it, me and OH might eat some and the rest goes in the bin. Total waste really.

Meglet Sat 30-Mar-13 13:13:28

Should have really said YANBU.

PurpleStorm Sat 30-Mar-13 13:14:32

We'll crack them open tomorrow with a clean conscience then grin

StuntGirl Sat 30-Mar-13 13:15:39

Could you donate any? I'm sure there would be charities/shelters/something that would gratefully take them? Surely a better option than binning them.

pigletmania Sat 30-Mar-13 14:42:16

No why bin choccy what a waste, just eat it bit at a time, or save for another day

SO far I've eaten and replaced DD's Easter bunny about three times. DON'T REPLACE.

Squitten Sat 30-Mar-13 14:47:16


My family always buy our kids obscene amounts of chocolate at Easter. DH isn't a massive sweet tooth and has to eat all the yukky dark chocolate anyway so unfortunately, the regretful task of preserving my children's healthy eating habits falls to me. And I'm pregnant so must ensure I get all my calories you know...

wibblyjelly Sat 30-Mar-13 18:23:05

I've been assured by other MNetters that it is the law to eat dc's easter eggs if they are too young to understand smile . I'm assuming its going to be the same the with Christmas selection boxes.....

DeskPlanner Sat 30-Mar-13 19:25:23

I'd say you were a terrible parent if you let him eat 7 eggs at that age. You have to eat them, its the only sensible decision.

AuntieStella Sat 30-Mar-13 19:29:11

Have you seen the Egg Armageddon thread and the other one in chat abou the Great Egg Shortage of 2013?

You could sell these on for a fortune!

themindwonders Sat 30-Mar-13 19:40:58

i mean and refused to buy my dc any due to family buying them millions - and i of course will help them eat those ones as well smile it law

Sokmonsta Sat 30-Mar-13 19:41:08

Yanbu. My lovely inlaws have bought the dc eggs, inc for the nearly one year olds.

They won't miss them. Maybe buy them a book instead as that's what we shall do.

PurpleStorm Mon 01-Apr-13 22:28:29

Well, as it stands, DS hasn't eaten any of his eggs yet.

He seems to think that they are very funny, shiny, oddly shaped balls. So far none of the foil has come off, so he seems to be unaware that they're actually chocolate inside grin

Dh & I have not been able to bring ourselves to enlighten DS on this yet, as he's been having so much fun using them as balls so far.

StuntGirl - don't worry, they won't get binned. DH & I are prepared to sacrifice ourselves and eat them all if necessary. Or possibly share them with our work colleagues.

WafflyVersatile Mon 01-Apr-13 22:32:35

Help him eat them! It's the christian thing to do. smile

Make a game out of it. Pass the egg. pass the egg to and fro and when the music stops whoever is holding the egg gets a bite. This way he will know it is all fair and square. wink

Unless he's less gullible than I was when my 5yr old DN made me play this with my egg. angry

McNewPants2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 22:32:47

melt some down and use them to decorate cakes.

NaturalBaby Mon 01-Apr-13 22:38:23

Please tell me that people do not throw away perfectly edible chocolate easter eggs because they have too many?!?!

hermioneweasley Mon 01-Apr-13 22:41:34

There was a thread at Christmas about eating the kids' chocolate. Some posters saying it was stealing from your children.

I disagree. Eat them!

PurpleStorm Mon 01-Apr-13 22:50:06

Stealing? Really?????

MsVestibule Mon 01-Apr-13 22:53:57

YADNBU! But beware - I put on about 4lbs in spring 2010. My DCs were 18 mths and 3 yo, so far too young for the 50m Easter eggs they received, and I got through at least half an Easter egg per day for 3 weeks blush.

WafflyVersatile Mon 01-Apr-13 23:19:05

and 4lb would look much more on the short stature of an 18 monther who ate them all. you're doing him a favour. yes.

Pandemoniaa Mon 01-Apr-13 23:56:07

Don't donate them, don't melt them down, don't pass them onto anyone. Eat them all yourselves and thoroughly enjoy doing so!

DramaLlamaFarmer Mon 01-Apr-13 23:58:07

I have just eaten an entire Kinder bunny and I can't even find it in me to feel bad coz gawd I lurve the kinder choc. <not guilty>

NaturalBaby Tue 02-Apr-13 16:13:23

That Christmas thread has me breaking out in a cold sweat every time I eat some of the dc's chocolate, sweets or cake. They get very little of the food they come home with from parties/christmas and easter blush.

crazypaving Tue 02-Apr-13 16:15:40

I'm working my way steadily through DS1's stash of eggs. He's 2.5 and is very much aware of chocolate, but once they were in the cupboard he conveniently forgot about them grin

So much for my diet though sad

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