Thursday, January 03, 2008

On Looking Good Enough To Eat

Have you ever made those cute little chocolates that you can form into a million different shapes? Craft stores everywhere sell molds for every occasion and every holiday (and I think we may own them all).
And then there are the chocolates--dark chocolates, milk, light, and white chocolates in every shade of the rainbow. All so delicious that it is an effort to keep them in the cupboard long enough for their intended use.
Well, my kids know their homemade, multi-colored, thematically shaped chocolates--and so do I. Or so I thought. When these beauties (featured right) appeared in festive bags as Christmas gifts. I encouraged them (You can start cringing now, Dawn) to grab one out and take a big bite of the new treats. I stepped out of the room for one second--and suddenly a panic was ensuing behind me. Children were running amok everywhere I looked. Screaming and yelling that they had soap in their mouths. Guzzling water straight out of the water cooler as bubbles flowed down their chins. Soap? I was dumbfounded. Where on earth could they have gotten into, let alone eaten soap in the mini-moment I turned my back. Then it hit me. (I'm a little slow on the uptake in some of these situations.) Our beautiful, sea-shell shaped chocolates were--you guessed it--beautiful, sea-shell shaped SOAPS.
So, minus the bite-marked ones, these lovely gifts will be located in our girls bathroom. Just so you know. In case you ever visit. And were thinking about tasting one of our conveniently located bathroom chocolates.

5 comments:

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Yikes! They sure are pretty though. I'm glad you showed the star that has a point eaten off. That is cute!

Eileen said...

Oh, Jane, I had tears in my eyes!! You have the most delightful family ever. And such clean mouths, too!! :)

Life in Fitzville said...

Hahahaha!!! Those poor kids. But however did you keep a straight face while helping them rinse their mouths out???

Easter A. said...

HA HA HA... How funny! And thanks for the warning. :-)

Jane, that is wonderful that you can laugh at something like this!

patjrsmom said...

As a friend said, a threat to "wash their mouths out with soap" will be more meaningful now...

Jane