Saturday, September 6, 2008

Banned From Cheese!

We had a problem a few weeks ago.


First, you should know, we love cheese. This is one cheese-lovin' family ... La Petite Belle especially.

For instance, when she was just a toddler & pre-schooler, I would force her to eat bananas just to even out ... ahem ... you know ... the digestive system. The bananas unclogged the cheese, if you know what I mean.

One of our favorite stories of La Petite Belle is when she was a little "clogged" one day. She was on the toilet, determined to get her business done. I mean ... really determined. After time had passed, she screamed from the bathroom, "Can you bring me a banana?" My point is to let you know that this girl loves her some cheese.

K Belle and La Petite Belle decided to have some cheese several weeks ago. I had bought a huge chunk of cheddar cheese ($8.00 worth to be exact). I don't know where their mother was at the time, but they ate their cheese, without permission, and obviously the aforementioned  mother was descending the stairs when La Petite Belle scurried to throw the unwrapped cheese to the back of the refrigerator. The mother did not see this cheese until the next day because it was hidden behind her three-pound jar of maraschino cherries that she bought at Sam's for that one-time dish she made. (Note to self: Only buy small jars of maraschino cherries. - There is no way anyone can eat that many cherries in their lifetime.) After the cheese was found, it was nice and hard and that dark orange color ... ruined. So, guess what the mother did in her fit of rage? Banned her children from cheese! For three weeks, she bought no cheese.

How you like that for a punishment?

Tomorrow, I'll tell you about La Petite Belle's Ritz crackers and ice cream sandwich incidents.

9 Comments:

Tiff said...

Sounds like this could be a new trend in punishments.. how did they take the news of no cheese? lol

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Tiff -

I think they thought I was just joking or would forget and break down and buy some cheese the next time I went to the store. So, they weren't so upset until after week one of no cheese and they got more sad after time went on.

Just to let you know, the punishment worked because last night K Belle opened a new package of cheese and when I went to the refrigerator it was in Saran Wrap in a ziplock bag. How's that for making sure it doesn't spoil?

blessedwith5 said...

My children try to "sneak" things from the cabinet. I get very irritated as I expect them to ASK me BEFORE they get something. I guess it was the way I was raised. I really don't like going to the kitchen cabinet to retrieve something for a recipe and finding it gone. It is incredible how no one seems to know where the item went! We have several "ghosts" in our house . . . their names are IDA KNOW, NOT ME, I DIDN'T DO IT.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oooh, you're a Cheese Nazi, "....no cheese for you!" (said in the Seinfeld Soup Nazi voice). :) But hey, it worked, right?

Patrice said...

Wow...we have the same thing that happens around our house...food always disappearing or not sealed up and the kids never claim to be the ONE that has done this terrible deed!!!!

Great idea....I must try this!

Patrice said...

Wow...we have the same thing that happens around our house...food always disappearing or not sealed up and the kids never claim to be the ONE that has done this terrible deed!!!!

Great idea....I must try this!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

That's so funny because my oldest yelled to me, "I need some orange juice. My poop is hard!" out of the bathroom just two days ago.

Ironically, bananas do the "stoppin' up" on him. We use the OJ to do the unstoppin' up. LOL!

Poor kids, is there nothing we mothers won't share...

Brandi said...

Too funny. . I love your picture choice too!

Brandi

Birdie said...

you're the cheese Nazi! "No cheese for YOU!" *L* I'd have been hot too. Mine know that I'd better not ever see them touching it with their hands because that makes it mold! I'm such a pain I bet *L* oh, you know where you can put those cherries??? In your COKE!! THe juice too - yummy! I also use them when I make Diet Rite's Kiwi-Strawberry soda mixed with OJ. Oh my word!