Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chocolate!!!

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 :-)

21 comments:

corina said...

Hilarious!

kendascrafts said...

hahahaha! I will definitely remember your secret the chocolate success the next time I stock up! Genius!

Amy said...

You are hysterical.

Alisa said...

You've made me laugh! I'll remember your tips... :-)

Sue said...

This is one of the funniest things I've read in eons! Thanks for making this day so much better.

Little Island Quilting said...

Almost as gross as my toilet picture!

LynCC said...

R O F L !!!!!! Thanks for the tip!

Emilie said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh out loud!

QuiltyGirl said...

LOL!

Jenelle said...

I am laughing so hard right now! Thanks for sharing your "secret tips"!

anne said...

Too funny, I will have to remember to hid my choccie behind the kryptonite........I usually put it in with the veggies but I like your idea better. Thanks for the laugh.

emedoodle said...

LOL hilarious!! And... it's waiting for you when you have "cramps" whether they're real or not (an excuse for more chocolate?)!

felicity said...

BWAH! "Mama, why are you taking so long in the bathroom?" "grmsmbbmmrmmbr...choooccccooolaaaate....brmbhabjf"

Elämäntapaidiootti said...

Clever. Yes, that is pure genius!

Chocolate......... <3

Carey ~ Gypsy Thread said...

bwaaaah hahahahahahahaha!!
I love it. The "germs" idea... totally me. And hiding the chocolate behind the tampons... hysterical. These ideas will now be put to good use in my home. Thank you!!

madaboutpatchwork said...

Too funny ... thanks for sharing your Secret!

liniecat said...

lololol brilliant and the sign of a true friend when you give chocolate!

Shay said...

I have often found that hiding it behind the cleaning products also renders it invisible too- however bleach and chocolate arent such a good combo.

So glad it arrived safely so you could eat it like a crazy lady and completely not share. It was never intended to be share chocolate.

skymmer said...

Pure genius...I love it. I never thought of that, but have used the "behind the cleaning" products hiding spot.

After a thirty-year hiatus from sewing, I decided to begin again. I forgot how relaxing sewing can be. I found your by jumping through link, after link, after link, so I can't really tell you how I got here, but I am glad I did! You are truly an inspiration. Loved your tute on pillowcase dresses & whipped out three for my daughter and two great-nieces, they loved them. Thank you for all that you do.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Bwahahaha! I love your secret hiding spot! Although, I must say that germs wouldn't stop my choc-a-holic daughter (she's 4) from wanting a taste of my treats! :)

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

ha ha ha ha ha. So funny!