Help Yourself I Said

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By Val
@valmnz (12927)
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 (33087)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
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 (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
It's something about the male species I reckon
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@JudyEv (137808)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan 17
That is funny. Help yourself = eat the lot!
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
He swears I told him he could eat them all. Never mind, the calories are all his now!
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@JudyEv (137808)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
@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 (12927)
• New Zealand
15 Jan 17
@JudyEv wise move but I hope you won't regret it when you feel like a sugar fix ??
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
did you even get one? lol
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
You got the number right! I had one with coffee when I first brought them home.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
@valmnz lol, should have hidden a couple !hehehe
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
15 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt my husband has suggested exactly that
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@jstory07 (71466)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan 17
They must have been really good that he ate them all.
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
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 (71466)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan 17
@valmnz Net time make double.
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
@jstory07 what, and have them all eaten!
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@allknowing (71147)
• India
14 Jan 17
If you said that to me I too would leave an empty box (lol)
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
I should have guessed that would happen
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@allknowing (71147)
• India
14 Jan 17
@valmnz That's mean
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
14 Jan 17
I think they will be a new favorite snack for your son.
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
He has always loved them, now he is an adult he needs to buy his own!
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
14 Jan 17
@valmnz Yeah....Let him buy them by himself.
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@DWDavis (15103)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan 17
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 (12927)
• New Zealand
17 Jan 17
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 (14609)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 17
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 (12927)
• New Zealand
17 Jan 17
I don't think our son had eaten cookies in a while!
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@jaboUK (55193)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 17
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 (12927)
• New Zealand
17 Jan 17
That is true and now there are no more till later in the week!
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@xFiacre (5794)
• Ireland
14 Jan 17
@valmnz You'll need to be more specific in future!
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
I obviously failed to bring him up properly
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
15 Jan 17
ha ha... May be hie is like, when is comes to cakes, brownies or chocolates, nothing is enough
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@redurnet (1586)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 17
Well if they tasted as good as they sound I'm not surprised he ate them all!
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@AliCanary (1854)
14 Jan 17
Oh, the devastation wreaked by one's offspring on one's food supply is downright legendary, lol
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@beenice2 (2441)
• Canada
9 Mar 17
I have a similar thing happening in my house too.
• United States
14 Jan 17
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 17
Lesson is - make sure you give explicit instructions!
@Morleyhunt (21478)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
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 (938)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan 17
mamas boy , very obedient kid
@toniganzon (53408)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
Must have been so delicious he couldn't stop himself.