Oh my goodness, i saw this quote and i just loved it. I mean how many mothers out there can honestly say that they have never done this and if they do they are telling a very big untruth or the halo on their head is so huge it is in danger of crushing them flat into the ground.
How many, many times have i sneakily eaten my kids treats? Of course when they are little it is so much easier, you can break into song or do a dance and before you know it everyone is enjoying Twinkle, twinkle little star and the crinkle of the chocolate wrapper that gave you away in the first place is forgotten. As they get older you need to get a bit more inventive. Going to the bathroom is a good one, then you can coincide the flushing of the toilet with the opening, munching and disposing of the wrapper into the bathroom bin. A strategically placed cushion you can throw over the evidence if they happen to walk into the room also works and of course, confiscating whatever chocolate they are snacking on at the time because of bad behaviour and throwing confiscated item into the bin in front of them makes a wonderful and very visual lesson on listening to mom in future. Note to self, wait until you are sure the children are properly asleep before rummaging in the bin to rescue confiscated treat and eat it that evening.
Now if you will excuse me we still have to search the bedrooms.