Monday, December 17, 2007

New Virtue to Add to the Wishlist

Clearly I need to add “obtain the virtue of temperance” to my 2008 New Years Resolutions.

It’s December 17, and all 24 bits of chocolate in both kids’ Advent calendars have been eaten. I only had the stamina to enforce the “one day, one chocolate” rule for the first two weeks.

Sadly, this is an improvement from last year. On November 28, 2006, Mom & Dad ate the entire Harry & David chocolate Advent calendars that a loving grandmother had sent for her grandchildren with the sad rationalization “this chocolate is too good to be wasted on the young.”

This year, at least the kids got to eat their own chocolate!

1 comment:

Jennifer F. said...

Boy, does that sound familiar. We've gotten so much yummy stuff as gifts, and I told myself that I would practice temperance and only have small bits. HAH. Let's just say that gluttony was one of the things I mentioned when I went to confession after a penance service (awesome, BTW) last night.