On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. I was in my usual spot on the couch, typing away on my laptop.
Seventeen-year-old J, who was getting ready for school and had been in the kitchen just a moment before–presumably eating his breakfast–entered the room.
I looked up as he walked towards me, and noticed the huge grin on his face. He said, “You will NEVER guess what I found!”
Without allowing me even a second to give it a shot, he held his hand out to me. In his palm were two Hershey’s Eggs. Easter candy. It’s like gold around here.
He sat on the couch next to me and scooted over so he could whisper in my ear. “I found an opened bag of Hershey’s Eggs AND a brand new bag of Reeses’ Eggs on the very top shelf of the kitchen cabinet to the left of the stove!!!!” He was so excited.
I was not. He had found my secret stash.
Still, I smiled as I faked surprise. I whispered back. “Wow! Who do you think hid that candy up there?”
“Dad!” he said.
“A-ha!” I said, “You found his stash! Don’t. Say. A. Word. It’ll be our secret.”
J nodded knowingly and may have even winked as he tossed a few more chocolate eggs into his mouth and said goodbye before walking out the door for school.
Note to self: find a new hiding place for the candy.
Very funny. Good save. When in doubt, blame it on your husband!
You’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, you know? 😉
Funny. Our dog found my stash on the top of the fridge, this week, too.
Although, you could see/reach it on the way up/downstairs, however, it took him, like, 8 years to realize this (hence, Doofus-Dawg) also, my oldest wasn’t very pleased to learn he chose her chocolate bunny.
The top of the fridge is not my hiding place of choice, enough said.
WAIT. How did Doofus Dawg (NHRN) get to a chocolate bunny on top of the refrigerator???
There’s a basket of stuff on top of the fridge. The fridge is right next to the stairs leading up to our bedroom. Oldest thought it would be a good hiding place for her Lindt bunny, silly girl.
[eyes go wide]
Yes, the dawg ate it, I swear!
Okay, THAT makes sense. 🙂
D’oh!!! Our son is tall too…and has found the “stashing” spot.
Now…the real fun begins…after a day or so, hide the candy in a NEW spot. Then go to him and say, “Did you hide dad’s candy?? Because it’s GONE! Do you think he’s on to us?”
THAT is a good plan. I’ll try it and get back to you. haha!
Try buying cereal that he would never eat and hide your candy in the box. I may, or may not, speak from experience.
That idea is all kinds of GENIUS.
Dang! Hope you can find a new, improved stash spot.
I’m gratified to know I’m not the only person who hides goodies from their family.
It’s okay, I have a couple of other options.
Err, I mean…NO TARA, I AM NOT GOING TO HIDE CANDY ANYMORE! 🙂
My stashing spot is in the laundry room. They’ll never find it.
No can do over here: my boys do laundry sometimes! (Trust me, find a different hiding place and teach yours to do laundry when they’re big enough to do it. It’s a great trade-off. 🙂 )
Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
you’ll have to go low now!! 🙂 luckily I’m the ONLY one in my house that can reach the top shelf (including my husband) but then I totally forget stuffs up there
In theory that’s an excellent idea, but with our beagle getting into ANYTHING that’s edible, I can’t. Love the idea though, because you’re right: if I could hide candy in the bottom cabinets it would never be found by them! 🙂
I nearly choked last night when I was caught by my 8 yr old eating a secret little chocolate cake. Damn, his little noiseless feet!
Yeah, it’s definitely the quiet ones you have to look out for!
Ha ha ha! You might want to consider hiding the chocolate in with the laundry. 🙂
Nope, Colleen: see my comment to Jen, above. They DO laundry! 🙂
As Cape Cod Turns
You should try a lower spot. My tall girl NEVER bends over!!! 🙂 Plus, it’s a little ab crunch when you bend over so it’s like a work out to get to the candy!!!
You guys are cracking me up. See my comment to Lisa, above! Remember Roxie? She would LOVE if I hid the candy low.
OK, do you still lock up the cabinet where the garbage is kept? Just use a tin and put it way in the back behind where your soaps are kept. Or in the hutch in the dinning room in the bottom back of the shelf. Or even better in the freezer in the bottom where the boys don’t go very often.
Everyone, in my house, except my husband, is short. The females can’t see or reach out of the way hiding places because they’re out of reach! I think pulling a stool over every time you go in a certain cabinet kind of gives away your hiding place. So, we have to think low places. I loved your post! Thanks for the laugh.
Patty at A Day in My NYC
Your next hiding place needs a lock & key! LOL 🙂