I May Have Lacked Self-Control

My 5 year old son gave me some helpful advice the other day. Apparently he has been throwing around a problem in his head the past few weeks and has finally settled on the perfect solution.

His suggestion came because my 7 year old daughter bought me a tin of English butter cookies this past Christmas. She had remembered that I mentioned one time how much I love these cookies. She insisted that her Dad drive her to the store so she could purchase some for me.

I am embarrassed to reveal that one night shortly after Christmas I consumed the whole tin of cookies after I tucked all the kids into bed. I really only meant to eat two but they tasted so good and they were just so tiny that I couldn’t get the whole butter cookie experience with just two. In my defense it was a 4oz tin so I think there was only 10 cookies in it….and they were small!

I told my daughter a few days later that I really enjoyed the gift she gave me. I told her I enjoyed it so much that I ate them all in one sitting. We laughed at my lack of self-control.

Apparently, my daughter then went and shared with my son that Mommy was a big pig and ate all her cookies…all by herself….in one crazy eating frenzy moment.

This information obviously put my son into a tailspin trying to come up with a solution. And apparently his weeks of thinking did provide him with the answer because he presented me with this the other day:

“Uh, Mom, I think it would be best that if you ever receive another tin of cookies that you put it in my backpack every morning when I’m on my way to school. The cookies will be safe in there.”

My mouth dropped open and my eyes got huge. My son then put his hand on my arm and said in a sympathetic voice, “I know you get lonely during the day when I’m at school and it makes you want to eat a lot of cookies. This way if the cookies are with me you can’t eat them all.”

I just nodded my head and thanked him but what I really wanted to say was:

  • I am really not that lonely when you are at school. I am too busy to be lonely or eat half the time.
  • How does a 5 year old know that loneliness and overeating go hand in hand?
  • I didn’t even eat the cookies when you were at school. I ate them when you went to bed. Yes, that’s right…Mommy really lives it up when you go to bed! I eat all kinds of good stuff as soon as you guys are all tucked in for the night!
My tin of cookies from Iris proudly on display in my laundry room!

My tin of cookies from Iris proudly on display in my laundry room!

49 responses

  1. Gotta love that Bency! If he only knew how parents really live it up when the kids go to bed. We eat ice cream, watch our favorite T.V. shows, and then, eat some more ice cream!

  2. Super cute. Could you imagine if we all loaded our kids’ backpacks up with bags of cookies “to help us out” before they left for school? Either a great plan or a great recess snack 🙂

  3. Your have great taste, I Love the danish cookies. I love your video of the man on the scooter, I’m going to buy one just like his, except I’m going to put scratch and sniff stickers, and glow in the dark paint. Lol

  4. HAHAHAHA! Peeing my pants – you are so funny!
    Love that scene you envisioned with your daughter discussing your eating the cookies with your son – so real! I sometimes wonder what my little hombres are sharing about me, but then I shudder and stop!
    Glad I found your blog.
    xo reversecommuter

  5. Your kids sound so cute! I hope you are writing everything down like you have done here. Aren’t kids the best source of material? Jimmy Kimmel has had some funny things with kids… have you seen them? If you google it you can find them and it is worth the google when you have time believe me… They are both pranks… one is “I’m sorry I ate all your halloween candy last night” and the other was setting them up for a great gift the day before Christmas and giving them something like a battery or a sponge or a kitchen utensil ~ personallly I am not sure what I think about pranking your kids but the reactions are priceless.

    • It’s funny you should mention SNL…I am a big SNL fan and even did a post about it one time because I think I had a hand in shooting Jimmy Falon to fame!!! haha!!! I could never handle the pressure of being a writer for them though!

  6. Hey, I know that tin! I used to start with with my favourite and then working my way down. Not that any of them were not favourites, but that’s how I eat. I always start with my absolute favourite. My tin definitely had more than 10 cookies!

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