Just the very word tastes delicious on my tongue. It rolls around getting caught between syllables and leaves a sensation of heaven in my thoughts.
Twin boy and girl weren’t allowed to taste the fruit of the cocoa tree till they were at least three. In fact I remember at their first birthday party watching a family member spear a piece of cake and wave it frighteningly near twin girls mouth. I managed to vault three small people, clear an armchair and cry, ‘noooooo’ whilst flailing my arms around madly. When I arrived next to my ‘no added sugar child’ I managed to gasp out the words “she doesn’t eat chocolate or cake.” And then removed the fork and handed the baby a blueberry instead, which to twin girls credit, was happily received.
Roll forward a few years to today and suddenly it seems I am a changed woman. Today I discovered two things;
1. It is pure idiocy to start a diet on the day you visit Cadburys World.
2. My third baby is a chocoholic.
BB tasted the chocolate dream months ago, one could accuse me of using chocolate buttons as a silencer on the rare occasion she has dared to cry. Easter was a time of great joy for my beautiful baby when she discovered how big pieces of chocolate really could be. So can you imagine her joy when she rocked up at a chocolate factory.
From the moment we arrived it was a voyage of emotions for BB. Heaven when she was handed a Crunchie on the tour, hell when I whipped it away, heaven when I gave her back a smaller piece, hell when it was all firmly all gone and was sitting in her tummy and on her face.
Consequently following a rather fabulous day out, which was provided for us by Superbreak, BB then proceeded to scorn a plate of lovely cooked vegetables preferring instead to inspect her person for left over smears of chocolate sauce.
I remain ashamed of my poor parenting skills third time round with my obvious lack of nutritious enforcement, but hey two out of three aint bad?
Let’s just call it an experiment in diversification of my parenting skills.
And boy, look how happy she is….
Superbreak offer some rather fabulous deals, break, hotels and days away. I can highly recommend Cadbury World short breaks, however for the love of God don’t go if you are trying to diet. I gained ten pounds as I entered the factory, however I can guarantee your children will love it…..
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