Mom Sparks Surprising Debate After She Asks If It's Wrong to Eat Some of Her Kid's Easter Candy


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Is there such thing as having too much Easter candy? That was the question one mom had after her daughter received far too many candies for a 3-year-old girl. Instead of letting all that candy go to the waste, the mom is now questioning if she wasn't wrong for taking just a bit of her daughter's candy. Ya know, fair being fair and all. But not everyone thought it was fair of the mom to take the chocolate. They felt like she should let her daughter have it all to herself.

  • As the mom explained, her daughter already received so much candy for Easter and there is no way she'll eat it all.

    As she explained in a post on Mumsnet, the mom shared that her daughter has already received seven chocolate eggs, "plus the extra packs of sweets/chocolate they come with, a Lindt chocolate bunny and a chocolate lolly."

    But that won't be the end of it. Easter hasn't even happened yet and the mom said her daughter is surely going to get even more candy when she goes with her dad's family to celebrate. Though the mom wrote that she "doesn't mind" letting her little girl celebrate with candies, "I feel that 13-15 eggs is too much for such a small child."

    "[Would I be unreasonable] to eat the larger chocolate eggs/chocolate and just leave the packs of sweets/chocolate that come from the inside of the eggs?" she asked. "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."

    "I’ve got no Easter Eggs so feel it’s only fair my [Darling Daughter] shares," she added.

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  • Some parents agreed the mom had every right to indulge. 

    "I think it's your duty as a good parent to eat them for her sake," wrote one person in the comments.

    "I agree, far too many for your DD. You must send them to me instead..." joked someone else.

    And one person felt like it was wrong to give her daughter all that candy. "I'm surprised you need to ask but then I read these responses where people seem to view this as some sort of theft - from a three year old!" the user wrote. "I would have thought your child's health and developing healthy attitudes to sweet treats would take priority. I think it would be bordering on neglectful to feed all that chocolate to such a young child."

  • Others thought the mom would be wrong for taking candy from her child.

    One mom said she would never take her kid's candy. "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," she wrote.

    "No, those eggs will last all year for chocolate," another person agreed. "You can't eat the bairns Easter eggs man just because you don't have any."

    "I wouldn't. Or certainly not so soon after she has received them," a third person added. "I might eat a little bit here and there once she'd started the particular egg, or melt them into rice krispie cakes together but not scoff whole eggs as soon as she receives them."

    Some parents suggested the mom could donate some of the candy to kids who aren't getting any Easter candy at all this year. Though in the end, we think that if this mom just asks her daughter if she would share a little bit of her candy, she'll most likely say yes.

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