Wednesday, April 11, 2012

When the Cocoa Powder Met the Closet

Today is a chilly and rainy day. It's basically a great day to stay warm inside and make some pumpkin bread for the kids. And so, that's what I decided to do. I set Paisley in her highchair with a bowl and a spoon so, she could also "cook" and I got busy baking. Pumpkin in the bowl, check. Eggs, check. Sugar, check. Salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking know the drill. 

When it came time to add the flour, I ran to the other room to grab our extra flour, no big deal, right? When I came back, Judah was acting a little strange. I asked him what he was up to and he said that he had just "gone to check on his firetruck in his closet". That definitely could be true and  all of my baking supplies were still on the counter so, I thought nothing of it. (Note to self: next time I think something is going on, go check it out.)

The pumpkin bread went into the oven and just a few moments later, I heard Judah hollering in his room. Awwwwww!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! Ehhhhhh!!!! He was shrinking and sounded like he couldn't talk. For Pete's sake, what was going on down there?

I ran down the hall and saw my boy, covered in bitter cocoa powder, emerging from his closet. Apparently he had sneaked off with the cocoa powder, when I had ran to grab the flour. He put it in his closet, with  a plan to go back in there later and have (what he thought) was a tasty treat. 

 I'm laughing as I type this because we all know how gross bitter cocoa powder is. It's disgusting and the sounds he made when he was in his closet where pretty funny. He knows what he did was wrong. He knows that he shouldn't have been sneaky and I think he learned his lesson.
I wish I had pictures of his chocolate covered face but, taking pictures wasn't really the "I'm a good mommy", thing to do at the time. Instead, he had a time out while I laughed about the whole thing on the phone with my sister. 

And....if this ever happens to you, clean up the cocoa powder with a vacuum. The only evidence of the cocoa in the closet is a slightly chocolate smell that still lingers in our house.



  1. Haha!! How funny! I'm sure that was a very unpleasant surprise for him. :D

  2. Haha.. too cute! Poor guy just wanted some chocolate :)

  3. Sometimes the consequences come right along with the deed, don't they. Poor kiddo!

  4. Too funny!

    Thanks for sharing.


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