Thursday, April 28, 2011

This is What Easter is For

This year for Easter, I got a chocolate egg as big as my head.

Not even kidding. I guess my parents heard the little voice inside me thinking "man, I wish I were still eight and could legitimately get a huge, chocolate-filled chocolate egg for Easter". Honestly, I would have been happy with a small inch-long egg.

So imagine my joy when I realized I had a chocolate egg all to myself, that I could fit my skull in if I felt like it. (In that case, though, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the chocolates so it would be a little counter-productive.) Lo and behold, the egg was filled with chocolate--all kinds of it. Chocolate covered hazelnuts, chocolate fish, praliné chocolate...everything, I tell you.

Here's where it gets interesting. After opening the egg, I had one, maybe two chocolates. I closed the egg back up, wrapping it in its pretty purple ribbon (did I ever mention purple is my favorite color? A sign, I tell you). I even placed it delicately back into its box, where the egg is held beautifully upright. That was after dinner, around ten.

The next day, I had my timing all set out. I would have one or two chocolates after each meal and that would be that. I was planning on having my head-sized egg last quite a while. I then came up with an idea.

I was going to stick to my promise that I would only have chocolate after a meal. Oh but wait. Technically, having a small chocolate is a meal in itself. So that means...I should have another chocolate after that last one. And another. And another, just for the fun of it! How clever and conniving of me. I felt like I should do a happy dance in the living room to celebrate how crafty I've become in the chocolate-eating department. This is better than the day I realized I could make blush by mixing water and red food coloring!

And that, my friends, is the story of how the Easter bunny / my mouth stole my Easter chocolate.

I hope you had as much fun as I did!
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grace said...

easter candy is always enticing. although i've never given up chocolate for lent, i imagine people who do hoard the candy and then take it down in one massive binge-fest. :)

Kerstin said...

Everyone needs some chocolate for Easter :) Glad you enjoyed it!

Barbara said...

I have a chocoholic friend who gives up chocolate BETWEEN meals for lent. But she allows herself to have a piece WITH meals. I always thought that was bending the rules a bit. :)

Emily said...

Mmm candy! Happy belated Easter!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! A chocolate egg as big as your head? I love it! ;)

Juliana said...

I love the big chocolate eggs filled with tons of sure sound that you had a blast on Easter. Have a great week Lucie :-)

Mary said...

It is good that the chocolate did not stale or go to waste :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Reeni said...

It works for me! I will use any excuse to eat chocolate. I used to get eggs like that too - but they were hollow in the middle. I like yours better.