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WIBU to put all the bloody Christmas Chocolates in the bin?

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Dollslikeyouandme Fri 27-Dec-13 11:02:09

Think I'm after advice really, ds is driving me crazy.

We have never had so many chocolates given to us. I'm talking 7 tins of roses/heroes etc. 6 or 7 boxes of biscuits. 5 packs of chocolate coins. A giant cake. At least 10 or more giant tubes of smarties, rolos etc. Lots of selection boxes, a few chocolates santas and snowmen, that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

I have a 5 year old with a very, very sweet tooth, he won't go more than an hour without having a tantrum over the sweets. He's coming into my room at 6.30am with handfuls of chocolate asking if we can share them and going on and on, getting up in my face, putting the sweets on my face.

I allow him a reasonable amount of sweet things each day but unfortunately he doesn't know where to stop and would happily eat until he was sick. I think much more than your average child, even others have noticed such as my mum and sister who I know would never have a bad word to say about ds, but they noticed he's 'greedy' and aren't sure what to suggest.

I've explained and explained that he can have a few sweets after lunch and some after tea. But he is constantly begging for more, he will talk about it for half an hour hoping that I will give in.

He's always like this and I usually hide sweet treats and get them out as and when so it's put of sight out of mind. But we've got enough to last until March and nowhere to hide them.


Sirzy Fri 27-Dec-13 11:03:52

Put them out of his reach and say no. Make it clear that every tantrum he has means he won't get any after the next meal.

Or put what he is allowed that day into a container. Tell him he can eat it when he wants but when it is gone there is no more that day

ABitterPIL Fri 27-Dec-13 11:05:15

Put them on top of a cupboard or the fridge. Or wherever you keep the bleach!

Putting thwm within easy reach is too much temptation for a sweet toothed 5 yr old

raisah Fri 27-Dec-13 11:05:30

Donate all the unopened tins to the food bank, old peoples homes etc but please don't throw it away.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 27-Dec-13 11:05:38

Don't bin them Donate them to a school or charity to be used in a raffle, or give them away to friends. alternatively, put them away somewhere and bring some out every now and again, or use as presents. I hate to see food being wasted, even if it's chocolate.

mysteryfairy Fri 27-Dec-13 11:06:18

Can you drop most of it off at a food bank rather than bin it. I hate having it in my house too as DD is very picky over actual nutritious food but will eat mountains of junk.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 11:06:44

collect them all up and hide them tell him no and give him his allowance honestly stay strong and SAY NO put them out of sight, I do understand the chocolate over load we have tonnes of the bloody stuff and i had to get my 15 yr old to stop eating it yesterday, I have a hamper full i got given as a gift I dont even eat chocolate very often I am now wondering what i can do with a bloody hamper

slightlyglitterstained Fri 27-Dec-13 11:07:01

I think your neighbours should receive a gift each this morning.

DoItTooBabyJesus Fri 27-Dec-13 11:07:46

5 is a good age to start talking about healthy diets, so maybe you could try that. I think the nhs has some good kid friendly info and the eat well plate shows how much of different sorts of food he should be getting, so that could be a useful resource.

I used to tell my ds at that age that I have to be a good mummy and good mummy's don't let their kids eat too many sweets.

Alternatively you could do something worthy and donate them to a homeless shelter?

DifferentNow Fri 27-Dec-13 11:07:58

Take them to the food bank. Someone will be very glad of them.

Beechview Fri 27-Dec-13 11:09:27

That is a lot! Is there anywhere you can donate most of them too? hospital, barnodos or somewhere? I don't know.
I'd keep a few aside for birthdays or presents but get rid of most of it.
He'll probably keep asking while he knows they are there.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 11:09:51

yes donate them keep them for school raffles etc,

DropDeadThread Fri 27-Dec-13 11:09:55

Seriously, keep a pack of each item and take the rest to your local library, GP surgery, post office, wherever. Put a measured number in a bowl and tell him he can have them at x o'clock. Every time he asks again you remove one from the bowl.

Mignonette Fri 27-Dec-13 11:12:27

Please take them to a local foodbank. If you are in Suffolk, Mumsnet local Suffolk has a list of them here.

Maybe your local Mumsnet has listed some? or try Homeless hostels.

Dollslikeyouandme Fri 27-Dec-13 11:24:38

Phew, just needed to vent I think, I've a sweet tooth but its enough to put me off for a year, sick of looking at and talking about chocolates.

Been downstairs and sorted out unopened ones and least favourites and going to donate them.

Told ds I'm going to put some in an empty tin each day and once they're gone they're gone.

He seemed happy enough with that, and had a few suggestions where we could donate some.

He's a good boy just has an extremely sweet tooth, I hope he grows out of it.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 11:26:40

all that chocolate is over whelming whatever the age one of mine has not stopped eating since christmas day I am clearing the livingroom today and going to take it from her sort it out ,

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 27-Dec-13 11:26:41

I like the idea of the small container with today's 'allowance' in. 5 should be old enough to understand that once they are gone, they are gone.

Good luck OP, my 12 year old has always been similar!

notanotherusername1 Fri 27-Dec-13 11:46:29

Brilliant idea about putting daily allowance in a container. I will do that for myself today. fgrin

Food bank is a good idea. We have to much but it's me that's the piggy not dc.

Tailtwister Fri 27-Dec-13 11:49:25

Definitely donate it to the food bank.

I know what you mean though OP. We were each given a selection box (including the children this year) and the even the contents of those seems excessive.

Dollslikeyouandme Fri 27-Dec-13 12:14:37

I think the worst of it is that we've been at families house the last two days and have been well fed so haven't even really needed to start on our own stash, but haven't really had much chance to sort through it all.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 12:54:45

I have just put 3 boxes of chocolate 5 selection boxes and 2 chocolate oranges away that was just for one child , dd1 has more control I think if it is away dd2 will forget about it and not want to shovel it in,

canyou Fri 27-Dec-13 13:26:12

I have packed up most of ours and will give it out at various times last year I had just gotten rid of Christmas treats and Easter appeared, we then had Easter treats until July,

cakebar Fri 27-Dec-13 16:09:34

We don't have that much, but what we do have is in a carrier bag in the garage, and I'll bring some out now and again over the next few months. Out of sight, out of mind works here. My middle dc is the glutton here, I am too but I didn't get much, the dc and dh did and I don't tend to scoff other people's stuff.

Oldraver Fri 27-Dec-13 16:13:37

I have personally off of my Mother been given 5.7 kilos of chocolate. I was going to take it into work but foodbank a good idea

singaporefling Fri 27-Dec-13 16:21:10

I automatically hide then bin or donate all chocolates given to us over the festive season - they don"t do anybody any good! A few escape thru the net and i usually deem thoses to be 'enough' ! It's just fat and sugar dressed up in a million different guises...

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