Edited 3/7/13: Winner has been chosen: SUE N with this comment:
I have been known to have a cheeky sick day, without any of my family knowing. I get up and get dressed and do everything as normal and then after all drop offs are done, I go home and watch crap TV for the day and eat the cheeky lollies I buy and hide just for me. When everyone returns home I just act like it was a normal work day, but I feel oh so relaxed. Cheeky sick day’s rock!
A sponsored post for Allen’s Cheekies Lollies with a $500 giveaway
Can you see it there? In my pantry? Completely out of eye line of little people. Nestled in amongst the oats and the dried apricots and fried shallots? Yep. The lone Princess party bag. A leftover, if you will, from the last kids party we went to.
Why is it there you ask? Well, because I STOLE IT. I always steal them. At the end of a kids party I am quick to grab the bounty from the tired Mum hosting the party and whacking those bad boys into my bag quicker than you can say pass the parcel. Of course my kids aren’t stupid, they know there is something in there so of course I give them the most crap lolly in there and a rubber or whistle, the non edible stuff we whack in those little bags. The rest? The top shelf stuff? Straight into my secret stash.
The secret stash is not about guilt. Or shame. OH NO! The secret stash is a little something, just for you. Because DEAR GOD YOU DESERVE IT. You do! And who doesn’t find having something over your kids for a change a little fun?
Throughout any given day there are moments where a Mother may need to access the stash. A tantruming three year old, for example, will send you there, maybe more than once. A stressful day with work will definitely send you there. An argument with your partner? Yep. Those last 20 minutes before bedtime? SO THERE.
There are, however, rules on accessing the stash.
- Discretion. Pretend that you are in the kitchen washing up. Turn on a tap if needs be, no child or husband will come into a kitchen where washing up is going on. The sound of running water will stop the sound of any wrappers opening too. And then? Slip in and access that stash. Get right in there if you can. If you are lucky enough to have a walk in pantry, you bet your arse you shut that door. I am jealous!
This is not good enough, you will get caught:
This is better:
2. Be stealth like. Soft footwear helps, I find slippers are best.
3. Destroy all evidence. Make sure that you wash that mouth out if you have had chocolate. Kids can smell that stuff a mile away. Don’t think about chewing said stash as you walk into a room, you finish every last chew before you move. Kids can see this stuff in teeth, on hands. And WHATEVER YOU DO? Do not leave any wrappers in that bin. Like a thrown out broken pencil or Preschool painting (oh DON’T say you’ve never done that) a child will see that stuff next time they throw something in the bin. Hide the evidence. Bury it waaaaay down there in that fancy bin of yours.
Or, you could just get yourself your own stash. Because really, we’re grown ups.
Allen’s have launched a new range of lollies just for women. A little packet, for home or the office or car, to take a cheeky moment in the day, just for yourself. With fruit flavoured soft jelly centres, they are quite the step up from the kids lolly bags.
To celebrate the launch Allen’s are giving away to one lucky BabyMac reader a $500 voucher to spend on something JUST for you, and that’s a little cheeky. On some fancy underwear! If you’re anything like me, your underwear drawer would probably consist of control tops, old maternity bras and worn out, thread bare TAN bras and black cotton knickers. Who cares if no one knows it’s on, it can be just for you, a moment in the day to enjoy!
For a chance to win a $500 voucher to spend at zodee.com.au, leave a comment below telling me a cheeky moment in your day!