It’s been 22 days since my little Shires ate sweets in our house. In fact, it’s been 22 days since the little shires ate any sweets at all.
On 1st March we all decided to give-up something up for lent, and the Little Shires gave up sweets. All kinds of chewy, sweet things. But not chocolate – that would be a step too far!
But still, they’ve done it and stuck to it.
All the sweets went into their custom designed sweet jar and, with their agreement, put away in a cupboard.
They know exactly what’s in it, so I’d be in trouble if I tried to sneak the odd sweet out. So they’re way up high & out of reach.
Last week a class mate of Mademoiselle had a birthday & the tradition is to give out sweets. Mademoiselle handed me the sweets at school pick up, without question. Seriously, I was flabbergasted! There was no discussion whatsoever.
Little Mister didn’t see, however. If he did there may have been some heavy negotiation needed!
But they’ve done amazingly well.
To be honest they haven’t really missed them, and I’m really surprised.
Just goes to show that they only eat them because they can see them.
They have still enjoyed chocolate – not eating chocolate for 40 days would be really mean, and even tougher I think! Occasionally Little Mister will ask for a lolly and I have to remind him about his commitment. But he’s been fine it with – really, he has.
Then again it was their idea to give something up and often, when they have the idea they’re more likely to stick to it.
I’m super proud of their resolve.
I’ve given up coffee. I don’t drink that much of it, but I do like the odd working-trip to a coffee shop where I blog and enjoy a frothy coffee. Instead I’ve stuck to the tea. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to my coffee on the 13th!
So, as Lent finishes on 13 April we have 22 days left to go.
We’re half way through.
I know the Little Shires are going to meet their challenge and will deserve the treat I have in store for them.
These wonderful Sweet Treesfrom these guys. I just have to smuggle them in undercover, so they don’t see them. These trees really will put temptation in their way!
Well done Mademoiselle & Little Mister. When you put your minds to something you can do it.
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.