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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lessons Learned from Chocolate

Several years ago, I got a quote-a-day calendar as a birthday gift. Having known me for over a decade, the giver wisely chose one with a chocolate theme. I still use it and it still makes me smile. Or crave peanut butter cups, depending on the day.

Here's a quote from the Chocolate Calendar:

"I taught my kids to count using little chocolate candies. They could make it to 20 before either fo them started school, but I gained 5 pounds."

Some other things I've learned from chocolate:
  • Nothing says "I love you" like getting your favorite treat (it means they've paid attention enough to know what you'd like).
  • Chocolate bloom (that grayish film on some chocolates) has turned me into a chocolate snob.
  • When in doubt, bake brownies. Everyone loves brownies! Need it fancier? Add a scoop of ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry. Anyone who refuses that ought to be asked to leave immediately.
  • It's perfectly acceptable to have chocolate for breakfast. In fact, it may just be recommended, as it starts your day off on a sweeter foot.
  • As luxurious as the bubble bath might be, it's just not enough unless there's chocolate to nibble.
  • Children can be bribed with chocolate. Even the promise of one single M&M will bring out the unexpected in your little ones (like making their bed, being quiet for 10 minutes, or using the potty).
  • I don't judge people based on their race, religion, or education, but on whether or not they like white chocolate.
What has chocolate taught you?


Jillybean said...

I suddenly find myself in need of a chocolate cupcake. Fortunately, right now I am within walking distance of The Sweet Tooth Fairy.
Unfortunately, they don't open for another hour.

elesa said...

I have a friend who doesn't like chocolate. I always thought that it was weird. HOWEVER, it also meant that I never had to share my chocolate with her, and if she ever had some, she would give it to me, so really, in the end, it all worked out in my favor.

Jessica said...

We are trying hard with M&M's and potty training! Believe it or not, it is not working as well as I had hoped! :(

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