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advent calenders and discipline

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themartian Fri 28-Nov-14 18:48:41

Popped into Tescos to buy the kids advent calenders. They were 2 for 3 pounds and as I have 3 kids I thought I might as well buy 4 calenders. I've put the kids' calenders away until Monday but I've just secretly eaten the whole spare calender. Is this normal?

Joolsy Fri 28-Nov-14 18:49:58

Completely normal and totally not U

RachelWatts Fri 28-Nov-14 18:50:38

I thought this was going to be about rewarding good behaviour by allowing DCs to have an advent chocolate at the end of the day.

LegoCaltrops Fri 28-Nov-14 18:53:17


You definitely can't tell them off if they scoff theirs in one evening now...

3bunnies Fri 28-Nov-14 18:53:19

Of course you aren't being unreasonable hides the wrappings from the two chocolate oranges and mini stollen

themartian Fri 28-Nov-14 18:55:50

Just scrunched it up and put in in a plastic bag in the bin. kids and dh would be horrified if they found the empty calender (blush)

ChickenMe Fri 28-Nov-14 19:05:19

Haha not U. Good work.

Fluffyears Fri 28-Nov-14 19:08:25

I remember as a kid I slid the plastic tray out and ate all the chocolate lol. I remember you used to get a big chocolate on Christmas Eve but now it's just the same size as all the rest and there are no pictures anymore.

SaltaKatten Fri 28-Nov-14 19:09:28

I was sent a really special one for my birthday this year (full of licorice from Denmark) and I ate it all! Please don't tell my mum!

snozzlemaid Fri 28-Nov-14 19:18:27

I went to asda last week and saw they were selling Lindt Lindor 3 for £10. Always give the kids a box for Christmas so bought 3.
Got home and went to stash them away in my wardrobe when I found I'd already bought 3 boxes! I've no recollection of when I did that.
So now I have plenty of boxes I've done the only thing I could and may well have eaten a box already in secret.
Will take a lot of willpower not to break into another before Christmas.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Fri 28-Nov-14 19:22:37

I remember the days of glittery, snowy, pretty advent calendars... not these fakey chocolate-riddled ones... where's the romance in those? Nobody bothers to look at the pictures behind the chocolate... pfft grin <wistful for the 'good ol' days'>

waithorse Fri 28-Nov-14 19:25:26

I'd be more worried if you hadn't eaten the spare calender to be honest. grin

Jolleigh Fri 28-Nov-14 19:30:42

I get bought an advent calendar every year by my mum (for the record, I'm 26, not 6) and since leaving home, I've never had the discipline to eat one a day. I get through the first few days, ignore it for ages then eat it all in one go. I feel like a pig after grin.

CyclopsBee Fri 28-Nov-14 19:33:34

My DC are 16,23,24 and they now have 2 each as Haskins yesterday had 'Divine' chocolate calendars for £2 each. I couldn't resist as they are so pretty and the 24th has a large chocolate!
I also bought a lovely Advent candle half price but I shall be sneaking some of the chocolate

Christina22xx Fri 28-Nov-14 19:35:12

Lol i used to do that when i was a kid just eat the whole thing in a day. Yes its normal

CakeAndWineAreAFoodGroup Fri 28-Nov-14 19:40:18

When I was a kid we got a picture behind each door. Chocolate calendars were a long way off!

ChippingInAutumnLover Fri 28-Nov-14 19:41:24

No, it's not normal, you should have put it with the kids ones and taken turns with DH!

Buy yourself some nice chocolate grin

GotToBeInItToWinIt Fri 28-Nov-14 19:43:15

As a child I used to eat all mine in advance then have my brothers chocolate on the proper days, as he always forgot. Win win!

iwanttogotothechaletschool Fri 28-Nov-14 19:45:07

I'm already onto (and when I say onto I really mean finished) my second selection box blush. Damn tesco and their buy one get two free!

themartian Fri 28-Nov-14 20:04:30

I did suggest to the kids that I could get a pretty non-chocolate calender and a Quality street box so they could open a window each morning and then choose a choc each from the box. Glad they said no to that, I would probably have scoffed half the tin by now

usualsuspect333 Fri 28-Nov-14 20:07:12

I've eaten a selection box too.

Discopanda Fri 28-Nov-14 20:13:15

The chocolates are only little anyway!

dementedma Fri 28-Nov-14 20:17:53

I'm going to get flamed but think my dcs are probably the only ones who still open a calendar with pictures. Point blank refuse to buy one with chocolate or one which doesn't depict the nativity. Dcs are now 24, 21 and 12 and still love opening the doors and reporting with satisfaction " candle" , "star", " angel".
I make them write old fashioned thank you letters too!
<slinks out of threafd and back to the past>

NickiFury Fri 28-Nov-14 20:23:14

I have to say I remember being far more excited by the pretty sparkly advent calendars with pictures in than my children are by the chocolate ones. In fact this has made me decide to get a non choc one for dd. I think she will appreciate it, she's that kind of child. Ds has the Star Wars Lego calendar so won't give two hoots smile.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Fri 28-Nov-14 20:29:45

I bought lidl Christmas fudge for a secret Santa today. Even wrapped it up. guess what is currently sitting in my recycling bin

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