Wednesday, 29 July 2009

In which Youngest Displays Admirable Cunning

Recently we acquired a Box of Chocolates.
Youngest delves in box yesterday. Peering closely at Hazelnut Surprise and Strawberry Delight. Rummages about a bit more.
He takes out the biggest.
'What's this?' he asks.
'Truffle Heaven,' I say.
'Oh,' he says, shoving it into his mouth.
Some minutes later the front door opens and Youngest disappears out.
Comes back in again. Asks for another chocolate.
'Your second?' I ask.
He nods. (They can have two sweets after lunch. Sometimes. And That Is That.)
He shovels another one in.
Again the front door opens and he disappears out.
Filled with curiosity I follow him.
Youngest is leaning into flower bed.
'What are you doing?' I ask.
He looks stricken. You can see the Think Bubbles working.
'Well?' I ask. Interestedly.
'I'm looking at the flowers,' he says.
A large piece of chocolate hangs on to the corner of his mouth and then falls. Flop. Onto the path.
'Are you spitting out the chocolates?' I ask him sternly.
Wide eyed he looks back at me. With Guilt written all over him.
'No.'
We both look down into the flower bed. There, on the newly turned earth, are two Freshly Chewed Chocolates.
We look back at each other.
'Were they revolting?' I ask him in Friendly Tones.
'Yeurch.' he says.
'Come on then, let's get one more. And no more spitting in flower beds. OK?'
He grins at me. Slips his hand into mine. And together we peruse the contents of the box until we find a Caramel Supreme.
Bless.

26 comments:

Troy said...

There should be a "yeurch" or "yum" rating against each of the chocolates on the little sheet that comes with the chocolates.

You could make your own - put the biggest yeurch score against the ones YOU Really Like and save those for Yourself.

(OMG, capitals are becoming contagious!).

Clippy Mat said...

and in which mum displays admirable patience and understanding. :-)

Mud in the City said...

What a waste of a Truffle heaven! Next time post it to me and I will supply replacement caramel.

SmilingSally said...

When faced with an unfamiliar piece of chocolate, I will take a tiny bite, and if I don't like it, I'll give it to my husband. Then, I'll try another.

MrsMama said...

Thank goodness for Guilt. :)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Your Youngest does indeed have the courage of his convictions - I'm filled with admiration. He spits out the chocolate he doesn't like - I would have to eat it! Oh dear. A x

Vodka Mom said...

I ADORE Truffles...........


and now yeurch is my word of the day.

Pam said...

Cunning as a fox that boy. Can't say I blame him though - one has to be very particular about one's favourite chocolates!

geraldgee said...

How come he passed strawberry delight?

bj said...

Hi..I'm bj and just came over from Smiling Sally's. I saw your comment about speed bumps and laughed...wanted to meet you.

I LOVE how you handled your son and his chocolate. I can tell you are a good mommy.
Come by to see me sometime...and I'll be back.
xo bj

bj said...

OOO, and I just signed up to follow..:O)

Ladybird World Mother said...

Fab idea. Nice little list of yeurchs and yums... Husband likes all the yeurchs anyway. Isnt that great!! Eats all the violet creams. worth marrying him for that. Ha ha with the Capitals!!
CM - How kind you are!! Was trying so hard not to laugh at his little face on being caught out!
Mud - certainly will. We like caramels here. (Was quite tempted to pick truffle heaven up from earth and eat it, but refrained. Phew...)
SS - now thats the best plan ever. And when Husband is at work, we can always leave the little chewed ones in the box ready for when he comes home! Yey.
MrsM - Where would I be without it!! We rely on Youngest to put on his guilty face to track down all the naughtiness. Sometimes he tells me not to look... another clue!
Anne - I know, I would have done the same, and eaten the damned thing! xx
VM - will send you the rest... there's 2! Well done in Chicago, you. What a blast that sounds. xx
Pam - he does like his toffees... Anything to get to one of those... I think he was prepared to carry on through the whole box till he found what he wanted!
gg - I know, I can't believe it either... and Orange Blossom Kiss. Honestly, whatever next...
bj - How lovely to meet you too! Have been over to you and hopefully left a comment.. my computer freezes on some blogs, such as Neas Nuttiness, which is so annoying as I can't get to say what I want.. Oh, and thanks for following... made my day!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Troy - didn't put your name at the top of last comment, but it was all for you!!x

Neas Nuttiness said...

I thought that maybe he was trying to plant them to grow a chocolate tree.

Ladybird World Mother said...

NN - Yum yum!! My favourite... thank you for your lovely link. I have recently been looking at who I follow, and to my horror you weren't on there... so zoomed over to your place forthwith! Worth the trip. Hope the rain has calmed down a bit. x

Tam said...

Oooh, can I have one? I promise not to spit it in the flowerbed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tatersmama said...

What a good mummy you are! I would have done the same, but I think I would have been more than a little tempted to pick up that Truffle Heaven from the earth...
(blush)
Or bitten off tiny bits of further choccies, giving him a small taste-test. That way you could eat all the left-over, unwanted yeurchy ones.

I'm such a chocolate fanatic, I think I would eat chocolate covered liver if that's all that was left in the box!!!

Becky said...

Greetings from Florida in the good ole USA! Dropping in via Libby's blog. She is my dear friend. She has good taste in blogs so thought I would pop in and say "Hello"! Funny stuff you write! I'm the same way about a box of chocolates, I want to know what is in them first so I smush them a bit! If it looks youcky I don't eat it!

Vicky said...

Oh terrific! Just giving the plants a bit of chocolate too :) I see why Libby is proclaiming you the cat's meow! Loved this little gem!

Valerie said...

Oooo patient Mummy. I like the way kids think they can get away with things.

Diane said...

I love your style... writing AND mothering.

And chocolates. I love me some chocolates.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Ladybird, it is my first time here in your blog and I just want to say that I enjoyed reading your post. No wonder you got so many followers. :)

Granny on the Web said...

What a 'sweet' Mum you are!

Love Granny

Ladybird World Mother said...

Tam - oh all right then... you can always spit it out and put it back in the box... have a friend who does that. Yuck!
T'mama -chocolate covered liver!!!! Now that is truly yeurch... but I'm kind of with you on the chocolate thing...we could start up a new box? Liver Surprise?! Yum.
Becky - how lovely to see you!! And glad you liked the blog... always a bit nervous about recommendations as folk might HATE it! Glad also you're a choc. lover. Join the club!
Vicky - the cats meow!! Got to feed them plants something so why not a little choccy. Bless him!
Valerie - always a bit more patient when chocolate is concerned. If it had been carrots I'd have hit the roof!!
Diane - Oh thank you!! What a nice comment. And phew that you like chocolates. Seems that everyone does!
Grace - Thanks so much for popping by and leaving such a corker of a comment! Come again soon...
Granny - ho ho Granny! You should see me at bath time before that first glass of wine.... ;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

You are an infinitely better mum than I-- spitting chocolate is nearly blashemy (although the coffee flavoured chocolate is an exception). Truffles in the garden? That's just wrong.

BT said...

Is there a chocolate that is yeurch? I can't think of one. Oh, ok, maybe to a 5 year old. Even when I get to the strawberry cream, I can still suck the chocolate off the outside!