Sniffing Out Treat Day Leavings...

15 September 2008

Every Sunday in our household is Treat Day, the one day of the week the kids are allowed to eat anything they want. Yes, anything.

From sun-up to sun-down, Lam and Mini can enjoy with impunity the foods normally forbidden all other days of the week... chocolate, cookies, deep-fried french fries, ice cream, Slurpees, pop drinks, cinnamon buns, sugar cereals, lollipops... you get the picture.

Since its inception in July 2007, Treat Day has been wildly popular.
And soy sauce is made from soy beans.

But aside from the bleeding obvious, it's also made feeding my kids healthy foods on other days much easier. Knowing that they will eat sugar crap all Sunday somehow makes that bowl of broccoli and carrots on Thursday a little more tolerable. Somehow.

And the kids have surprised us. We thought they'd cram their little faces full of chocolate until they barfed, but they are aware of their limit and stop when they reach it... something their mother seems to have trouble doing when faced with a big bowl of dark chocolate and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

So, anyway, the day after Treat Day, the task of finishing off any stray treats that can't be saved 'til next Treat Day is left to Roomie and me. Tough job, I know.

Today, Roomie was sniffing around the kitchen obviously looking for something. He suddenly stopped and looked at me with suspicion...

Roomie: "So, I see that the little pieces of your son's Aero bar I was going to nibble on are missing."

Me: "Yes, I hate waste, you know. But this is still here." *Still grinning, I open the freezer door and show him the unopened container of Dibs.*

Roomie: "But will it last until the end of the week?"

Me: "I will not touch it."

Roomie: "Is that a non-answer that actually means 'I will use tongs'?"

Me: *laughing too hard to answer*

Roomie: "I'm right, aren't I?"

4 comments - LEAVE YOURS HERE...:

Kari said...

Oh how I love Dibs! They are so yummy! I don't normally eat sweets, but if I happen to, 5/10 it's in the form of a Dib :-)

Jami said...

Dibs ROCK! I used to eat a whole tub of them at every hockey game we went to in St. Louis. Yummy!

You are totally justified in using tongs. :)

Albert Bannatyne said...

There you go making me look like Attila the Hun for rationing my kids' treats.

To be honest, they do get a sufficient supply of treats made with love by their supermother (and I get whatever they don't see me sneaking...) but we are pretty strict on the pure sugar store-bought junk. A couple years back our eldest was quizzing me on why she couldn't taste my Slurpee, when she could have one, etc., and I casually said something like "oh, when you're older, maybe 10 or something" and now that's accidentally turned into the focus of her 10th birthday in 2009. She's already planning "ok, can we go to the 7-11 in the morning that day, or does it have to be after lunch?". I guess it's good to have something to look forward to in life.

Damned if I can't remember what I intended to say when I started this comment....

Oh, yes --- your kids really complain about vegetables? We just drilled it into them that lunch and dinner include vegetables, and they actually like almost everything, including the usual veggies of terror like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc. If you have trouble serving cauliflower, google "popcorn cauliflower" --- easy and one of their favourites.

And dibs? What the hell are dibs? You know you're getting old when you not only don't like the music but you don't even recognize the names of the candy...

Nenette AM said...

@Albert -
LOL And thank you for make me look like Courtney Love when managing my kids' nutritional intake! ;)

Dibs aren't just candy, man! They're little heavenly bites of vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate.

Can't help you with the music. I think it sucks too.

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