I have a feeling that by aged 37 I should know this already but it was too tempting (in all respects) when I was in Aldi on Monday, to grab a box of champagne truffles for my bestie’s birthday the following Sunday.
I’m usually pretty good about resisting temptation; a lack of funds to replace the gift and reluctance to go back out to the shop also helps. There’s only one memorable time that I gave in and cracked open the chocolates which were a gift for my son’s teacher and that was with the encouragement of my sister, who had done the same thing.
This time I was determined. Aldi is a 30 minute round trip. It would probably cost more in petrol than it does that box of chocolates and I am grown up for goodness sake! I can handle temptation.
Given that I’m 14 weeks into ‘One year, no beer’ I thought my willpower was resolute and I’d have no problem with the box sitting on the counter for the next 6 days. I was wrong. I managed fine on Monday night and even all day on Tuesday then Wednesday morning the chocolate cravings kicked in and under encouragement from the bestie, whom the chocolates are for, I cracked. She probably didn’t think I would crack, otherwise wouldn’t have encouraged me, but she also doesn’t read my 5 Things each week so will never know. Unless I tell her.
I tried to be controlled, just one for quality testing. You don’t need to know the rest, other than on Thursday night my eldest son and I finished the lot and put the box in the recycling. Now to head out and get another box before Sunday. Perhaps I should leave this one until Sunday morning, just to be extra sure and hope I have the willpower to hand it over.