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Share your Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg 'n' Spoon moment for your chance to win a £200 JL voucher NOW CLOSED(94 Posts)
Cadbury Dairy Milk’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon is back for another Easter!
For those of you who don’t know what Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon is – every box contains four chocolate eggs, each brimming with a light and fluffy mousse, packaged with little purple spoons and all wrapped up inside a real purple egg carton. Cadbury say "As chocolate treats go, we think they’re a little more exciting than your everyday variety and just a peel, bite and spoon away from a shared treat moment ".
So to help celebrate the return of Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon, Cadbury have asked us to find out about those spontaneous joyful little moments you share with your DCs. Whether it’s a flour-covered giggling fit after an hour’s baking session gone-messy, when your DC says something at completely the wrong time (cue much all round), or the time when an innocent car washing session turned into a mad water fight… Big or small, if it’s a shared moment filled with joy, Cadbury want to hear about it. You could even have a photo lurking on your phone you're willing to share which perfectly sums up these kind of moments
For a chance to win a £200 John Lewis voucher please share your stories and/or photos on this thread of joyful spontaneous moments you and your child have shared. Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into the prize draw.
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My sons best moments of unbridled joy involve our bath, the sloped back section of it, lots of water and ideally a friend It is a very good thing the bathroom is tiled right up the walls and the floor - but hearing the shrieks of joy as they slide down and in makes me giggle too
My daughter has brought so many spontaneous moments of laughter into my life it is hard to isolate and pick just one!
This morning I left a box of nappies next to our spare room bed, which is a slightly deflated air bed. She climbed onto the box and I started to tell her off and she just threw herself at the bed, sinking right into, laughing her head off. We then spent a good 30 minutes rolling around on the deflated bed laughing together!
The monsters inc Sulley mask, how can you be serious when talking to that and its responding with its mouth moving and everything. he knows if he is in for a telling off to crack out the sulley mask and I wont be able to keep a straight face.
My grandfather is quite old fashioned and expects when people come round my nan to make them a drink but never offers to himself. I have been trying to make ds more independent and doing his own thing at home rather than ask me all the time to do it for him. we went to visit last week and my grandfather said "supermariosisters nan make the coffee now" ds didn't miss a beat when he said " she is not your waitress granddad go and do it yourself right now" ... I didn't know whether to laugh or be mortified
One of my fondest memories was when we were in central London on a hot day last year and we spotted children playing and having fun in a water fountain. Lucky for my daughter she had a swimming costume on under her clothes so stripped off and jumped straight in, splashing around enjoying herself until the children were asked to get out for health and safety reasons. It was all spontaneous and a bit of fun x
I have some lovely video footage of when my boys were small jumping on the sofa singing the 2 cheeky monkeys song - never fails to put a smile on my face even though they are now humungous 13 and 12 year olds!
It's often the small things isn't it. Tonight bizarrely when I went back into the lounge to find all of the toys out of the fabric toybox. Not particularly odd but I was greeted by two pairs of eyes staring out of my from the upturned box. I had no idea DD2 and DD3 were in there. They were very amused as was I. Who needs toys when the box is just far better?
Bubble wrap jumping/dance-offs. The best sort of wrap is the sort with giant bubbles. We lay it down at the end of the hallway and take turns to charge up to it and jump as hard as we can on the bubbles. My two still love it and they're teenagers .
Mine are all extremely ticklish and even talking about tickles gets them giggling like crazy. I remember one evening pretending to tickle my son and he giggled and giggled for ages (really hard chuckling, going red in the face, like he was being tickled) even though i hadn't actually tickled him at all. It was so funny seeing him like that. we all ended up laughing!
DD (11) is quite shy but when we were in TKMaxx recently she was chatting really confidently to a woman we didn't know. Turns out she was trying on sunglasses, hadn't looked up properly and thought she was talking to me! Her face was so red when she realised her mistake but as cruel parents I'm afraid we laughed.
This week has been full of spontaneous and very messy fun. We have had a head first fall (or dive) into a very deep puddle and a painting session that ended in a muticoloured toddler. My DS is just forming words and copying everything we say. This week he has been shouting "Morning" to everyone he passes as he is out in his pushchair, very funny.
My DD (1.5) runs into the kitchen and then round and round and round the table, squeeling like a banshee and giggling like mad. Lights up our day when she does it and makes us all smile with her.
My son is three and loves topsy turvy situations, I can make him giggle for ages by putting a nappy or trousers on my head/ pretending he is the baby/ me and dh pretending we are each other.
One of my favourite moments of this year was finding him out in the garden dancing round and round singing bob the builder wearing absolutely nothing except a pair of wellies
One of our most spontaneous moments was when I was gathering up a load of polystyrene packaging which had come with a large kitchen appliance, and bits of it were flaking off, so we decided to crumble it up and make "snow"! It was one of those "if you thought about it, you wouldn't do it" moments, but I'm so glad I didn't think about it, because we had so much fun, getting little spades we use in for the beach and trying to make a snowman out of the packaging. The Hoover worked hard that afternoon though!!
For me it was the first time my baby smiled. I felt this was one of the first moments that I got feedback from all the hard work we had put into her.
My three teens often spontaneously break into manic and slightly bonkers dance or singing routines, usually in the kitchen while in trying to make tea. It lightens the mood after all our long days at school and usually results in hysteria all round!
Packaging can be great. I took a delivery of some crockery which was packed in acres of bubble wrap of many and various designs. I walked into the kitchen to find the dc with the fat roll type on their heads 'playing judges'
After that we kept the standard bubbly type on the kitchen floor for a few days as we all enjoyed walking across it, popping as we went. It's a small thing but surprisingly satisfying.
It is the bonkers games that my son, 2 yrs, invents. This morning it is running to the exersaucer (making his younger brother giggle), hitting one of the buttons to play music, then running to me to get a high five, and back to his brother to do a little dance at the end of the music. He has done this about 6 times now and we're all laughing; it's a great start to a Saturday.
Last December we cashed in some Clubcard vouchers for a christmas meal out as a family. The DC's deserved it as DH was working silly hours and it gave us some quality time together as a family.
The plan was to go into town and look at some Christmas lights, have a meal out and then look at some more lights as we walked back to the car.
All good so far, the meal went fine and we left the restaurant full and happy.
Not far from the restaurant are some open fountains at ground level, the kind that kids run through in the height of summer.
Well, you guessed it, DS (aged 5) ran up to look at them but a mixture of tiredness, being over excited, being a five year old boy and a slippery floor meant that he pushed to the limit and when he tried to stop the best he could manage was falling to the ground in a very chilly soggy moment.
The look on his face when he turned around to us was trepidation waiting to be told off but seriously - we were on our way home, it only affected him, we were happy and relaxed and we all burst into tears of laugher.
He sat there in December, kneeling in a puddle, giggling - probably mostly with relief.
We picked him up, gave him a big cuddle and squeezed out his trousers. We all walked back to the car looking at the lights and with only the odd whimper about wet knees!
Last summer we had the paddling pool set up in the garden for a few days but it had been completely ignored by all the dcs. On a Friday afternoon all 3 had playdates over after school and I suddenly heard shrieking....I looked out of the window to see all 6 children stripped down to their undies charging around an obstacle course they had set up right around the garden, plunging in and out of the water and rolling all over the grass and absolutely killing themselves laughing at the silliness of it all!!
I had tears rolling down my face watching them
Thinking about eggs and Easter parade at first school in their playground. All the children took part with either a bonnet or basket and a snake like chain wandered in concentric circles around the playground to music.
Both had Easter bonnets they had proudly made but DS had his haircut the day before which meant his paper bonnet kept falling down over his eyes causing him to grind to a halt every time to push it back up and consequently causing the rest of his class mates to all collide together repeatedly in the line behind and his teacher failing to catch up with him to sort it out because she kept getting tangled up in the line.
DS couldn't hear her over the music and other adults were either chuckling at the keystone cop like exploits or trying to help but failing because of the continuing chain of children.
Of course he's much older now but it's something we all look back fondly on and he delights in telling it to new people about the day he single handily created chaos at school!
I've been going through a miscarriage this week and it's just been me home alone with the kids as my DH is abroad until tomorrow. They've been randomly coming up to hug or kiss me. This morning my DS woke up early as usual, came into my bed & then I'd gotten my DD in from her room - they were giving me a 'mummy sandwich' - which is me in the middle while they compete to hug & kiss me, snot and all!
My DD and I keep having spontaneous laughter fits when we pop into the supermarket to buy milk and 'accidentally' buy some cadburys egg'n'spoons as we spot them on special offer! Our favourites are the white fluffy centre...yumm :-)
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