The glutton bunny
One man's chocolate is another man's crack.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Tammy Gardner)

When Joel, aged 9, decided to give up chocolate for Lent, I was somewhat surprised and more than a touch cynical.

a) I don’t know what made him think of Lent, as we've never talked about it.

b) He is a chocoholic who has never gone more than a day without a taste of the stuff since he first tasted its sweet, yummy richness.

c) Delayed gratification does not run in my family, generally speaking.

But he has surprised and impressed us all by sticking to his plan.

The only problem is, he has now created an enormous expectation of Easter Sunday. ‘I’m going to have a FEAST!!’ he told his dad, eyes twinkling like an addict with a fix in sight.

We tried to cool his engines a little, explaining that he could make himself sick by over-indulging. He scoffed at that.

If you see a small, green-faced boy wandering around on Easter Sunday, he’s mine.

How are the holidays treating you so far? You can tell us!

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