It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that once in a while even moms like to pick a few of their favorite chocolates from their children’s Easter or Halloween stashes. After all, there’s usually enough to go around for the entire family. Sometimes, there’s even more than what some kids can bargain for. However, one mom’s social media post has sparked a new debate online on whether it’s okay for parents to take their children’s Easter candy or to leave it all for their child.
One mom took to her Mumsnet account to explain that her daughter got more Easter candy than she’s ever seen in her life. She said that there was no way she would eat it all and that she expected even more candy from her dad.
The mother wrote, “I don’t mind her having a bit of chocolate or a handful of Haribo and I’m pleased so many people love her and want to treat her (she has 3 great grandparents and is the only great-grandchild on both sides so she gets spoilt by them without adding in that she has 5 grandparents and parents who are separated so they buy separately for her and her godparents buy for her as well) but I feel that 13-15 eggs are too much for a small child.”
With that said, the mother asked the other Mumsnet users if it would be reasonable for her to eat the larger chocolate eggs and just leave some of the sweets and chocolates that come from inside the eggs for her daughter. She added, “I will be melting some down for cookies/cakes/ice cream sauce over the next week so she’ll get those too, so it’ll just be a bit."
While some moms agreed that she had every right to indulge in her daughter’s sweet treats, others lashed out at her for being greedy and unfair to her 3-year-old.
Some of the comments included, “I think it's your duty as a good parent to eat them for her sake,” along with, “I agree, far too many for your DD. You must send them to me instead..."
Another mom said that she was surprised that she would even ask such a question while others thought the mom would be wrong for taking candy from her child. One mother even went as far as saying that she would never eat her child’s chocolates. She wrote, "I wouldn’t eat my little boys Easter Chocolates - they were bought for him from friends and family as gifts and are for him to enjoy not me. If I wanted some I’d just buy my own.”
Others suggested that the mother could donate some of the candy to kids who are less fortunate or who don’t get as many Easter gifts or chocolates from their family members.