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Eating DChildrens Christmas chocolate.

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slippermaiden Sat 03-Jan-15 20:18:06

My husband thinks we should help the children eat their Christmas chocolate, but not ask them first. They both got quite a lot. I feel a bit funny about it. Am I being unreasonable? Do others eat their DC's?

mumof6needssanity Sat 03-Jan-15 20:20:00

I am selflessly eating my 6 month ds christmas chocs, but I do leave the order dc's chocs alone

Trapper Sat 03-Jan-15 20:21:28

How old are the DCs?

You are probably NBU

slippermaiden Sat 03-Jan-15 20:22:17

They are 7 (twins). I don't think he would eat the lot, just dip in occasionally.

Joolsy Sat 03-Jan-15 20:22:28

Depends if you think they will eat it sometime soon. If you don't think they'll notice go for it. I eat my DC's but I also share my chocs with them too

HermioneWeasley Sat 03-Jan-15 20:23:57

MN is the only place I've ever seen this objected to and described as stealing.

Personally, I say go for it. We had to throw away Easter chocolate to make way for the mountain they got at Xmas. Mine never get through it on their own <selfless>

Purplepixiedust Sat 03-Jan-15 20:25:57

I wouldn't without asking. My DS 8 will share but then so share with him and we have 'family chocs' too at Xmas.

Without asking no.

GoofyIsACow Sat 03-Jan-15 20:28:17

My youngest DS's are 3, i have just polished off one of their chocolate oranges, i am doing them a service...!

However my eldest is nearly 7, his i would think twice about...

MrsTawdry Sat 03-Jan-15 20:30:08

What? Of course you should eat it. You're saving their teeth. If you let them eat all they got and it's a lot...then they're going to get bad teeth/unhealthy or if you save it, then it will be nasty in a month.

Eat 2 thirds of it. That's what I do and I'm always right.

simbacatlivesagain Sat 03-Jan-15 20:32:48

All food (and chocolate os food) is communal. would you charge them £5 for their tea? No then they MUST share their chocolate. It has been 10 days- if they wanted it they would have eaten it. All ours goes to work on monday.

usualsuspect333 Sat 03-Jan-15 20:34:49

I wouldn't, not without asking first.

WorraLiberty Sat 03-Jan-15 20:37:21

Of course he should ask. That's just basic manners.

Or he should really just buy his own.

googoodolly Sat 03-Jan-15 20:37:27

It should really be communal. They're little still and not able to decide when to stuff their faces or not. Put all the chocolate in a family cupboard and then you can ration out access. Kids that small shouldn't have the final say on how much chocolate they can eat.

WorraLiberty Sat 03-Jan-15 20:38:53

It has been 10 days- if they wanted it they would have eaten it.

What a strange attitude to take.

Most of the chocolates in this house don't go out of date for a year or more, so what's the rush?

Waltonswatcher Sat 03-Jan-15 20:39:05

Where's all this chocolate come from?
Mine got one choc orange each and I bought a £6 box of Lindt for them to share.
Friends know better than to give mine crappy chocolate . I'm a pain in the ass I guess but my mates are used to it .
As for the ops question , nope YANBU . If they've got that much you can all share .

slippermaiden Sat 03-Jan-15 20:39:12

Yeah I'd definitely ask them, ooh can I have a crunchie, you have got 3 of them? Dh gets the munchies and could eat quite a lot. I'll remind him of his new year healthy start and see how that goes. Thanks folks.

slippermaiden Sat 03-Jan-15 20:40:54

I bought them a chocolate santa each for their stockings, but they each got lots of selection boxes from great aunties who can't resist!

Artandco Sat 03-Jan-15 20:43:17

I would. They wouldn't even notice

Actually, I threw all their Halloween sweets away 3 days after Halloween and they haven't even noticed. If it's crap quality or in excess we throw, I don't want them eating that much of that type of food anyway

RonaldMcDonald Sat 03-Jan-15 20:44:06

I eat all household choc that isn't white
I am doing this as a service to the children

RonaldMcDonald Sat 03-Jan-15 20:46:00

I could also mop up other household choc if required
This service may take months and I will not ask permission

MuddlingMackem Sat 03-Jan-15 20:52:56

YANBU, but your DH would be as it is stealing. It was their gift, not his. :-P

And it's good to learn to make sweets last, rather than stuffing your face even if you don't really want them.

We let ours eat them when they would otherwise be having snacks of say biscuits, or crisps, or other communal food rubbish. Or after tea for dessert. Doesn't matter how long it lasts them. If you don't want them to have so much then you'll have to speak to the givers so that it doesn't come into the house in the first place. smile

WorraLiberty Sat 03-Jan-15 20:57:55

My mate at school used to hide her sweets and chocolate in her bedroom, because she liked to take her time and make them last.

If she left them downstairs, her parents would binge eat them and they'd be gone in a couple of days.

Yet I'm sure her parents wouldn't have been happy if she'd taken their things without asking.

Kitsandkids Sat 03-Jan-15 21:35:41

My 2 foster kids have masses of chocolate and sweets, and I have to admit I did eat 2 chocolate coins of theirs the other day. The bigger bars I wouldn't eat though, as they know what they've got and might miss them if I took them.

My 2 got 3 selection boxes from people at church, 2 selection boxes from Christmassy events we went to in the lead up, a selection box from their mum, a selection box from my aunt, chocolate coins from Santa and my sister, mini chocolate bars from my mum, a tub of sweets from their dad, a tub of sweets from my brother and they already each had a full tin of sweets from previous occasions of being given sweets by their dad and at Halloween and birthday parties etc. We ration it out to 1 chocolate bar and 2 little sweets every night after tea. I think it will take months to get through it all!

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day I did let them eat as much of it as they wanted but then one of them went to bed with a stomach ache so we've gone back to rationing and it's kept out of reach of them.

I think siphoning off some if they've got loads is fine - they'll never know. But bigger things that they know about and would miss I wouldn't take without asking them.

newyearsresolutionsnotforme Sat 03-Jan-15 21:40:47

I borrow from my nephew and return when I next go to Tesco.

DamselNotInHerDress Sat 03-Jan-15 21:50:53

All chocolate goes into the kitchen cupboards - that includes any dp and I get. When the dc ask if they are allowed any chocolate, they can choose anything from there, doesn't matter if it was 'their' present or not. Dp and I are happy to share with them, they are happy to share with us. We have a cupboard with quite a lot of treats in there which will get eaten over the next few months, probably until Easter.
I dont see it as stealing. It's sharing. I wouldnt eat all of anything they'd shown particular interest in, eg dd asked fc for a box of cookies and cream lindor but I'd have a couple.

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