Sunday, 28 December 2008

the chocolate advent calendar and the concept of delayed gratification

Mum found Jack an advent calendar that was right up his alley. It had pictures of Thomas (the tank engine) and behind each door was a chocolate. Perfect.
I guess the problem was that I forgot about it till the third of December so when I produced it and explained the concept of opening it one day at a time (ie one piece of chocolate a day) I spoiled this somewhat by then giving him three days worth in one sitting. We went okay for a few days and then all hell broke loose. All thoughts of Thomas were thrown out the window as the cardboard was ripped and the chocolates revealed and a fair number consumed before the whole sticky thing was removed. There's always next year.

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