Guest post from Living With The Mess

As I am having a baby this month, I have decided to give myself the month off 🙂 But so people don’t forget I have a blog, I have some lovely blogs writing guest posts for me. Here Danielle from Living with the Mess gives us her 6 Ways To Eat A Chocolate Bar All By Yourself When You Have A Toddler 🙂


Now there’s a toddler around your food is NEVER your own. “I want some” is the third most common phrase you hear (after “Watch me!” and “My do it!”) So, if you want to eat all of that chocolate bar yourself, and seriously, you need it when your toddler spent the morning drawing on the wall, then you’re going to need to be creative about it. Here to help are my 6 ways to eat a chocolate bar all by yourself when you have a toddler!

1. Before they get up for the day

In the days before you had children, chocolate for breakfast was only reserved for Christmas, your birthday and maybe on holiday. Now, if you’re unlucky enough to be wide awake before they are, take the opportunity and scoff that Mars bar. It helps you work, rest and play right? Everything you’re going to do today (well maybe not rest, but hey you always hope!)
2. When Mr Tumble/Bloom/Maker* is on
CBeebies is a wondrous thing. It can literally buy you time to do stuff. And what stuff is more important than getting your chocolate hit for the day?!

3. While they’re in the buggy
My toddler insists on walking everywhere but sometimes I can convince her that a trip in the buggy would be good for her tired legs, and actually get her to see it as a treat, when really I’ve hidden a chocolate bar in the hood and can munch it without her noticing.

4. In the car
The success of this one depends on the positioning of the toddler’s car seat, thankfully she sits behind the driver’s seat in our car. It also requires you to develop silent unwrapping capabilities if you don’t want the Spanish inquisition about what you’re up to, but the time invested in learning this skill is well spent. Seriously. Hone that talent.

5. Behind the fridge door
If you’re a novice then you may need to break your chocolate into pieces and sneak a bit out each time you open the fridge. Experienced parents will be able to do it in one visit.

6. In the bathroom
This one is a bit gross, sorry. You understand I meant not actually while you’re on the loo, but a fake ‘Mummy’s just going for a quick wee’ after putting a Julia Donaldson book in their lap so they don’t follow you can do the trick. Or if on the loo is your only choice then really, I won’t judge you, we do what we’ve got to do!

Own up, you must have done one of these? Or maybe you have an even more creative way?

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Hi, I am a SAHM to 4. Two teens, a preschooler and a baby. This is where I share some of our ups and downs of life.
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