Look what came for me in the mail from Australia, from the always hilarious Shay of Quilting in My Pyjamas:
That's over a kilo (about 2 pounds) of yummy Aussie chocolate, people. Yes!!!
We decided to do a chocolate swap- in Shay's words (paraphrased): no sending 10 homemade extras or your family pet, just chocolate. And lots of it! She wrapped it up so festively, it felt like a parade popping out of the box! Feeling kind of slack now about my uber-creative ziplock bag wrapping...... But considering how fast I ripped it all off to jam it in my mouth, I guess the wrapping doesn't matter too much!
So there needs to be a strategy when given this much deliciousness. I'm about to let you into my head for a minute here folks- be very afraid!
First off- you must take ONE BITE of every item, immediately. This way when your kids sniff out your bounty and wander over saying, "Mommmmmy? What is that? Can I have some?" You can just shake your head solemnly, point to all the open wrappers and say, "Sorry, they all have GERMS."
Then there is the matter of The Spouse. They are often, though not always, smarter than the children. More importantly, they are certainly wise to your chocolate hoarding ways. So, step two involves combining all (remaining) chocolate into one unmarked bag like so:
Next, this bag must be hidden. I am going to give you guys a gem here, so listen up. The ultimate hiding spot? In the bathroom, behind the tampons and pads:
Do you notice it there? Well you can bet your man will not. Really, it is like kryptonite for men. If they inadvertently open that cabinet and see your monthly stuff, they will shield their eyes and run in panic. And this, my friend, is The Secret to my Chocolate Success!
Wishing you all a great day, filled with many sweet things :-)