06 February 2010

"Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep"

As Valentine's Day draws nearer, I feel the need to advise you in regards to my husband: Do not let him near your box of chocolates unless you want him to eat them all.

Case 1:
Eric's mom gave us a box of chocolates to give to somebody else. They sat at our apartment for a while, and at one point I finally realized that Eric had seen those people a number of times and had not delivered the gift. It was at that point that he informed me he had eaten nearly the entire box.

Case 2:
When we went to the Great Barrier Island, we bought a box of chocolates to give to Makereta's mom. Sometime in the middle of our stay, I noticed that Eric's breath smelled like chocolate, and I asked him what he'd been eating since the only chocolate substance we had was in that box. Of course, he had begun to eat the chocolates in the box. Fortunately, I caught him early enough this time that I was able to also enjoy the spoils.

Case 3:
I got two boxes of Godiva chocolates from my work for Christmas. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I'd hardly gotten into the second box and that I needed to remedy that. Eric then told me that he'd been working on it. When I opened the box there were only about six chocolates left. Boo.

Moral: Eric is not to be trusted in board games nor with boxes of chocolates.

3 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Your post title is my favorite line in Beauty and the Beast.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a man who hangs out in the parallel universe of MY weakness...

Steven said...

I use to be that way w/ ice cream. Half Gallons would be gone in 3 days, but I have changed my habits. Self Control is tough, but I still eat sweets since my diet started, but just smaller portions. A pint of Blue Bell now last me 5 days. I have lost about 15 lbs since the New Year.