Help Yourself I Said

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By Val
@valmnz (13162)
New Zealand
January 13, 2017 11:03pm CST
Our son is staying with us at the moment and I'd bought some peanut brownies at the market for a treat. Before going to bed early last night I told him to help himself. He interpreted this as eat them all! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the empty container this morning. Nothing but crumbs were left as evidence. Oh well, at least they weren't wasted.
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@hereandthere (24138)
• Philippines
14 Jan
i would probably have a hard time myself. i would prefer peanut butter over chocolate chip. that's what you miss about home, free and yummy food!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
It's something about the male species I reckon
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
That is funny. Help yourself = eat the lot!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
He swears I told him he could eat them all. Never mind, the calories are all his now!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
@valmnz I was given several lots of chocolates for Christmas ( I just wrote 'lunch' and had to correct it - Freudian slip!) but made sure they were on the table during our New Year celebrations so others helped me eat a lot of them.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
15 Jan
@JudyEv wise move but I hope you won't regret it when you feel like a sugar fix ??
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan
did you even get one? lol
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
You got the number right! I had one with coffee when I first brought them home.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan
@valmnz lol, should have hidden a couple !hehehe
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
15 Jan
@Jessicalynnt my husband has suggested exactly that
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@jstory07 (58267)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan
They must have been really good that he ate them all.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
Yes they were and I missed out on all but one of them! I think my husband had a few as welll.
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@jstory07 (58267)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan
@valmnz Net time make double.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
@jstory07 what, and have them all eaten!
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@allknowing (55771)
• India
14 Jan
If you said that to me I too would leave an empty box (lol)
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
I should have guessed that would happen
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@allknowing (55771)
• India
14 Jan
@valmnz That's mean
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@Ayuriny (5191)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
14 Jan
I think they will be a new favorite snack for your son.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
He has always loved them, now he is an adult he needs to buy his own!
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@Ayuriny (5191)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
14 Jan
@valmnz Yeah....Let him buy them by himself.
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan
I'm surprised you're not more upset. If my son had gone and done the same I'd have had a few harsh words for him.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
17 Jan
What's the use? He's an adult! He does know the difference between right and wrong. It's on his conscience, not mine.
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@garymarsh6 (12094)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
Haha It seems I have the same problem at work. I have taken things in and the Doctors woof them down like they have not eaten in months!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
17 Jan
I don't think our son had eaten cookies in a while!
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
It's really hard not to finish a packet once it's opened. At least you know he enjoyed them.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
17 Jan
That is true and now there are no more till later in the week!
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@xFiacre (10489)
• Ireland
14 Jan
@valmnz You'll need to be more specific in future!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
I obviously failed to bring him up properly
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@Platespinner (18533)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Jan
Sons sure can put food away, can't they? Our oldest is at loose ends at the moment and has been eating all his meals at home. As a result there have been few leftovers for my husband to take to work for lunch, and the bread, granola and other basics have been vanishing at an astonishing rate!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
17 Jan
Oh, don't talk to me about the bread! My breadmaker is working over time.
@shaynas (5561)
• India
15 Jan
ha ha... May be hie is like, when is comes to cakes, brownies or chocolates, nothing is enough
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@redurnet (954)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Well if they tasted as good as they sound I'm not surprised he ate them all!
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@AliCanary (1753)
14 Jan
Oh, the devastation wreaked by one's offspring on one's food supply is downright legendary, lol
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@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
9 Mar
I have a similar thing happening in my house too.
• United States
14 Jan
that sounds like my brother."i didn't say eat them all!" "you didn't say not to either" well,damn me for being vague.
• United States
14 Jan
Lesson is - make sure you give explicit instructions!
@Morleyhunt (16683)
• Canada
14 Jan
You did tell him to help himself. I grew up with a one cookie rule. This has resulted in some interesting experiences as each of us brought home boyfriends and girlfriends.
@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan
mamas boy , very obedient kid
@toniganzon (41121)
• Philippines
14 Jan
Must have been so delicious he couldn't stop himself.