Evil or Genius?

Yesterday after dinner I came up with my most brilliant mothering move ever.

As I handed over Ivy’s chocolate Easter bunny as a reward for a clean plate I said: “Just so you know you should always let your mom eat your chocolate bunny’s ears or it’s bad luck.”

Ivy: “What do you mean bad luck?”

Me: “You’ll never find your Easter basket next year if you eat your own ears, you have to let your mom do it.”

Ivy headed back to the table chocolate bunny in hand looking thoughtful and unconvinced but moments later she was back, presenting me with her bunny so I could eat the ears for her. As she took her ear-less rabbit back to the table she explained the situation to Clara and I was gifted with another set of ears.

The Easter bunny had splurged, those were some damn fine chocolate ears.

I figure if I can keep this up for the next few years I’ll have them brainwashed before they start thinking about it too much and I’ll have three sets of chocolate ears to look forward to every year.

It could be pointed out that my girls are smart and may start questioning this “bad luck” thing. But, I would in turn point out that there are few depths that I wouldn’t sink to for some good chocolate and I have a direct line to the Easter Bunny – we can make a basket very hard to find.

Full of my great scheme (and chocolate) I told John what I had done and he called me all sorts of rotten names and threatened to out me to the kids.

Later a friend who had witnessed the brilliance of my bunny ear munching told me she was very impressed.

What do you think? Was this the most genius chocolate ear stealing scheme ever, or am I an evil chocaholic who knows no boundaries?

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20 comments on “Evil or Genius?

  1. Corky says:

    Dang, I think it’s too late for me…….brilliant Jessie!

  2. Pat says:

    Genius, Some fine chocolate establishments sell bunny ears. That would be evil.

  3. Annette says:

    wow–I have to say you are creative – I am totally laughing, what a scheme (BTW you can ask the Easter Bunny for your own choc. rabbit, right?) I’m with John- you are borderline out of bounds (I say “borderline” because I am just so darn nice…hehehe) Really, eating their choc. bunny ears? That’s the best part–a kid needs to have their own ears.

    • Jessie says:

      Well… if they never eat their own ears maybe they’ll never know it’s the best part… does that make it better? Besides Sally Forth has been eating Hilary’s bunny ears for years and she seems like a good mom… for a cartoon. 🙂

  4. Annette says:

    PS however–when they are adults, this will make a great tale ( tail–you eating that too? haha) that will be told over and over, at all family gatherings. On the other hand, If the whole family gets on this bandwagon, then all the kids will think it’s normal…how incredible is THAT?

  5. Annette says:

    by whole family I mean Jenny/Jack’s kids and all their cousins.
    Extended fam– then it’s the new norm. Mewaaaaahahahahah

  6. John says:

    OK. All of you people who think this is a great idea should really know that in addition to a bar of Godiva and a bar of some other swanky chocolate in the cupboard, Jessie has recently learned to make individual sized chocolate cakes, and does so daily. The kids….. not so much with respect to candy. And along comes Easter and this plot. It’s extortion. I married an addict. Who knew.

    • Jessie says:

      OK.
      For starters the only chocolate bar in the cupboard is the Godiva and I ONLY eat it when we split a chunk. And yes I make mini chocolate cakes (thanks to Chocolate Covered Katie) but I also make them for the kids… sometimes. And the bunny ears were milk chocolate and it’s been forever since I’ve had milk chocolate. And they are the best part. And at least I didn’t just thieve it in the night…. and your right, I’m an addict….
      Oh well
      By the way, want to pick up some more dark chocolate on your way home from work tonight! 🙂

  7. Peter S says:

    Try to spread it to not just the family but the whole town.

    • Jessie says:

      Heck why stop there, if we spread it through the whole country it will really seem normal. You start from your end, I’ll start in the middle and we just need a West Coaster to work from that side!

  8. Diane says:

    Shame on you! that sounds like something your Grandpa would do.

    • Jessie says:

      Yeah it really does doesn’t it?
      I guess he taught me well. (?) 🙂
      At least I’ve yet to hoist them in the bucket of a tractor and then shake it. Or offer them large slices of chocolate cake when there isn’t any. Or tell them to put their nose on my elbow….

  9. GRANNY says:

    No doubt about which grampa you mean. But I’m sorry I didn’t thnk of it years ago. I missed out on two generations of bunny ears. How do you bribe me so I won’t tell? I’ll get my chocolate any way I can. GRANNY

  10. thinkbigmuch says:

    Not only genius, very love&logic as well. But, just ask John – I always take your side.

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