Thursday, February 18, 2010

the early bird gets the chocolate

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Last night I grabbed a handful of chocolate chips right after the children were in bed.
It had been a long day.  I was tired.

(do you ever reward yourself for reaching the end of a long day?)

This morning I went upstairs with large, warm bottles of milk at 5:30.  The babies were ready to begin the day.  After changing thier diapers and letting them crawl all over thier room (and me) and hug and kiss as many stuffed animals as they could reach, we came downstairs.  Jake had started the fire up in the wood stove.

I was thinking about how I had intended to write and post several blog entries over the past week, but I hadn't done it when I smelled that someone needed another diaper change. As I was about to do our business, I noticed that the other tiny person (pictured above) was being very quiet, sitting in a little nook between the couch and ottoman.  Upon closer inspection, I realized that she had found the bag of chocolate chips that I had forgotten about.  (very sloppy, Britt.  I'm usually better at covering up my chocolate addiction.)  She had dumped them on the floor between her little legs and was putting them into her mouth one at a time.  As fast as she could.

I wonder how many she got in there before I realized?

oh, well.  Becoming a chocolate lover is pretty much inevitable in this house.

10 comments:

A-Kap said...

That's my girl!!!! Remember: chocolate makes you strong, healthy and smart.

Emma Jo said...

Smart girl...and very adorable.

Maegan Beishline said...

Aaawww...You kinda have to love those moments when the beautiful reality of your life just slaps you in the face! I hope you took pictures!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Aww your babies are such cutie pies.males me want some of my own!

Kara said...

That is such a sweet picture. I love that you were able to shrug it off rather than have it ruin your day. And yes, I eat a handful of m&ms every night after dinner. It's the only way to keep me from eating other, worse things for me at night :)

Carrie Ann said...

Like mother like daughter... which also means that she will be loving, creative, and open to all the goodness of the world.

mindy said...

ha! i love that. wiley little girl :) maybe that's what i need to start my day. hugs to you.

momofbeegees said...

I am glad that I am not the only one with a sweet tooth! I actually have a candy stash in my closet. (I am hiding it from my kids) I that bad?? Bentlee has figured it out and runs to my closet every morning for "canny"

Amy Caroline said...

Oh how funny! I can totally picture that! How sweet!!

Amy said...

such a smart baby. who doesn't love stuffing chocolate chips in as fast as we can??