Prologue to a Twins Blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Not Telling the Truth to my Twins

I'm ashamed to admit this, but there's a lie that I told my twins for quite some time. The lie that I told them is "Sorry guys, you can't eat this, it has nuts in it."

I used this lie whenever I was about to eat something that I didn't want them to eat even though it didn't have nuts in it (heck, I probably shouldn't be eating it either I know) or when I'm about to eat something before dinner, but didn't want them to eat before dinner. And, maybe I would say it sometimes when I didn't want to share whatever yummy goody I was eating.

Thankfully, my twins do not have a nut allergy, but I couldn't let them eat nuts until they turned 4 years old which was the pediatrician's recommendation when they were born (due to a history of food allergies on both sides of the family). I quickly learned that "sorry guys, this has nuts in it." became an easy way out of sharing my naughty food with the twins.

If you have kids, you probably know what I'm talking about. Eating food alone, quietly has become a luxury in a way. Since now that they are 4 and can eat nuts, I had to come up with another way to scarf down a quick goody or two without having them ask me "can I have one?" My latest defense in keeping the "good stuff" away from the twins? I open up the kitchen cabinet door and hide behind it. It's my dirty little secret in my arsenal of not getting into the "can I have one?" "no" back-and-forth routine.

It's Halloween this week and my cabinet is now filled with all sorts of tempting candy that is calling out to me. I've been spending a lot of time behind that cabinet door.

Do you have a secret place you go to enjoy a quick goody in your house?


  1. You are brilliant! The "sorry, this has nuts in it" is classic!!! I haven't tried that one yet but I may have to, especially because none of my kids particularly care for nuts.

    You should see how much candy we have in this house from the kids trick-or-treating, plus all the leftovers we have from what we were handing out to those coming to our house. It's sickening!

    Hope you're doing well!

  2. Love it! I think I just used to shout 'go away, go away' and flap my arms like a bird....but it may have been a film I's all a great big muddle in my mind..... ;O)