18 June 2007

an exercise in self-control

So the mail-fellow made another happy appearance at my door (what a delightful chap!), this time hefting a parcel from my aunt and grandpa on Kauai.

It was chock-full with this wondrous stuff:



Yep. All of my favorite Hawaii/Japanese snacks.


There's just the teensiest of problems:

The box is addressed to my children.



Right-o.



And what kind of mom would I be if I ate re-allocated their snacks? (No really, I'm asking. What kind of mom? Just a slightly annoying mom? Or a monumentally horrible mom? Might they forgive me by this time tomorrow?)




Alright, alright. You can stop scowling at me through your monitors. I shall deliver the goods unscathed.

Although I'm really not above begging my four-year-old to share with me.

13 comments:

hotflashmama said...

I think this sounds like a good time for a mom to teach her children about the gift of sharing, don't you?

And while your at it, Grandma has never had the opportunity to taste any wonderful Hawaii/Japanese snacks (sniff, sniff). I am sure she would like them--- oh wait, she is staying away from sweets right now. Okay, so grandma says to give her share to mom.

Jen said...

That's some mighty good self control. And think of it as a teaching moment - your kids need to practice sharing so they can practice by sharing with you! ;)

~Jen

Tonya said...

that picture looks good enough to eat...glad I don't get packages like that here right now! I love the glimpses you give us into your life on here...

Amelia said...

Monumentally horrible for sure...you better ask first! LOL I love that picture, even the boxes look delicious!

Amelia

Bowznstuff said...

mmmmm maybe you could have just snaffled one or two.....
Cree

Kimberly said...

I follow the one-for-you-one-for-me rule. Teaches them sharing, and helps keep them healthy. =P

Angie said...

I know that I have seen those Yam Yams every time I go to my Super Walmart in the ethnic food section.

Anonymous said...

uohlnxolAw, have some. They won't know. Enjoy. dad

Ribbon Rock Star said...

WOW, I am just loving the photo! I can only imagine how good everything must be.

Linds

Tayasmama said...

Self controll? What the heck is that? Pish posh I say eat it!!! :)

Em

de_scribes said...

Can you use the old "do you know how many hours I was in labor?" bit, or are they still too young for that particular trip of guilt?

Amelia said...

Monumentally horrible for sure...you better ask first! LOL I love that picture, even the boxes look delicious!

Amelia

Bowznstuff said...

mmmmm maybe you could have just snaffled one or two.....
Cree