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Introducing the new Cadbury chocolate emoticon! Share your chocolate-worthy moments of joy and rate them on the Joy-O-Meter - 1x £200 voucher to be won NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Nov-15 11:09:58

We’re pleased to announce that here at MNHQ, we’ve worked with Cadbury to create a shiny new chocolate bar emoticon chocolate smile

There are many occasions when a MNer may deserve a chocolate bar, and a moment of joy after your DCs have done something you’re particularly proud of may be one of these key moments. The more joyful the moment, the higher it might rate on the Joy-o-meter.

Cadbury say “What we’ve created in partnership with Mumsnet is a fun addition to the MN emoticon family which allows people to share their love of chocolate and how they feel about it. It’s something we feel passionately about in Cadbury and anything which brings people together in the joy of chocolate is a great moment to be embraced. Of course, we prefer the real thing, but who knows where the future will take these little emoticons so let’s wait and see wink

So, what have your DCs done in the past couple of weeks that brought you some joy? Maybe your DC made you a cup of tea for the first time? Perhaps you’ve finally succeeded in potty-training? Or maybe your DC has done their homework without you reminding them? How would you rate this moment on the Joy-o-meter: 1 to 5 chocolate bars?

Whatever your moment of joy was, we’d love to hear about it!

Share your stories here, and offer a bit of chocolate to your fellow MNers if you like – everyone who adds a comment will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck chocolate

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foxessocks Tue 17-Nov-15 15:51:21

My dd is nearly 2 and has is just starting to tackle the use of a knife and fork. Lots of mess of course but she is getting there! She still uses her fingers when she's really hungry though. Every little milestone is precious and they all reach 5 on the joy o meter! chocolate chocolatechocolatechocolatechocolate

chumbler Tue 17-Nov-15 16:17:34

My baby learnt to wave! It's such a joy seeing her wave at strangers!

DrewsWife Tue 17-Nov-15 16:19:00

My son is 11 months. He has learned to clap and to roar like a dinosaur. This gives me huge joy! He also mastered independent standing. chocolatestarstarstarstarstar

Peaceloveandpartyrings Tue 17-Nov-15 16:20:26

DS started pointing at the correct parts of the story we read most nights without prompting smile it's lovely to see his development in such a tangible way.
Also sad I can't see the chocolate on the app!

Peaceloveandpartyrings Tue 17-Nov-15 16:22:08

<waves> at drewswife wink

DulcetMoans Tue 17-Nov-15 16:24:39

Small milestones here but after learning to stick his tongue out, my four month old is now practicing blowing raspberries.

Grandma is not pleased!

BeeMyBaby Tue 17-Nov-15 16:24:41

My 3 year old seems to be managing her anger and emotions a lot better over the last couple of weeks. I was getting very worried with a new baby on the way but DD2 has been trying to think about how it is affecting other people (hitting etc) and is really improving her temper. chocolatechocolatechocolate

DrewsWife Tue 17-Nov-15 16:28:11

Hi Peace!! winethankssadchocolate

Sairelou Tue 17-Nov-15 16:28:47

My 2 1/4 year old has finally started to sing along to songs. I was welling up so much when he started singing with me to twinkle twinkle. He still hasn't mastered how to say Mummy, but I'll take it smilechocolatechocolatechocolate

Gazelda Tue 17-Nov-15 16:50:39

My 7yo just initiated a conversation about bullying, prompted by a PHSE lesson at school today. I was so pleased she felt comfortable chatting to me about it and, best of all, had some good ideas on what she would do if she felt bullied or if she thought she saw someone else being bullied. chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate

hugoagogo Tue 17-Nov-15 16:53:28

Pooh to Cadbury choc.hmm

MissFitt68 Tue 17-Nov-15 17:06:55

My dc5 can now run a full mile with me! chocolate chocolate chocolate

We run it off so can have extra choc

CMOTDibbler Tue 17-Nov-15 17:20:02

I'm now having to work to keep up with ds(9) when cycling uphill. Its a chocolate chocolatechocolatechocolatechocolate thing as I get to eat more when we are moving that fast!

NicM87 Tue 17-Nov-15 17:44:16

My baby boy is 10 months old today and he finally cut his first tooth on Saturday.. grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 17-Nov-15 17:46:10

Another pooh to Cadbury chocolate sad!

hesterton Tue 17-Nov-15 17:49:29

My boy cried in front of me for the first time in 20 years when he introduced me to his beautiful new son.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 17-Nov-15 18:31:29

Poor Dd was getting some hassle from some girls as school.

She stayed calm and positive as directed and she's now had letters of apology from them.

I am so proud that she took the higher ground and that she told me about it in the first place.

Definitely was a chocolate moment

MagicAlwaysLeadsToTrouble Tue 17-Nov-15 19:00:01

My PFB came home today with a letter saying she is Mary in the nativity!! squeal.

She mentioned being a mummy in the play a few days ago but I wasn't convinced it was the truth until I had verification from someone who wasn't 4!

CopperPan Tue 17-Nov-15 19:32:34

I'm very proud of my DD who has passed her Grade 1 piano exam this week, she has been practising so hard for it. chocolate chocolate chocolate

purplepandas Tue 17-Nov-15 19:35:02

DD3 started singing at preschool. Silly but she has not ever done this before despite singing all the time at home. chocolate chocolate chocolate

loosechange Tue 17-Nov-15 19:41:06

Stop stomping around when he doesn't get his own way. Rate 4 on the Joy-o-meter.

Frolicacid Tue 17-Nov-15 19:42:21

Ds is 12 weeks and has just started to do proper belly laughs. The first time he did it, he couldn't stop. He must have been going for a good 5 minutes. It was very, very cute! Definetly a high score on the choco-joy-o'meter chocolatechocolatechocolatechocolatechocolate

EasterRobin Tue 17-Nov-15 19:52:32

DD has started saying words all of a sudden. I think she must have been building them up secretly for a while as she's used at least eight different words in the last couple of weeks. But she's too young for chocolate so I'll eat the chocolatechocolatechocolatechocolatechocolate for her :-)

NoisyOyster Tue 17-Nov-15 20:00:25

my littlest DC said "thank you mama", unprompted, for the first time, in the right context. I'm raising a well mannered little girl. Made me beam fsmile


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