Friday, 19 December 2008

Biting off more than I can chew!!










When Riley asked if we could make treat bags for his classmates I thought it would be a blessing in disguise, as writing is not his thing and the thought of him writing 15 cards, was a bit of a nightmare to be honest, as I knew he would get bored of it after the first one. So 15 little bags couldnt be that hard, could it?
Then I realised that now he is in a shared class of 2 years, I couldnt really leave out the reception class year group, of which there are 12 and it would also be nice to make some for the 3 teachers too. So, that took me up to 30. But then I couldnt really do it for one and not the other, so it was only right to make them for the children and teachers at Poppis pre-school - 24 in all. So all told it suddenly went from 15 bags to 54 (GULP!) Riley chose the PP donkey, and Poppi the Robin, So I printed the images, frames and wording and just coloured them in places and we all added the treats. For the teachers I decided on some of those big quality street, which obviously meant it would work out cheaper to buy a box of each. (well thats my excuse anyway) "the purple one" "the triangle" and some "caramel swirls" Well after bagging them and sorting through the triangles, which if you are fan, you will know half of them are never wrapped in the foil properly (come on Mr Quality Street man, sort your machines out!!) I had quite a few left over and Boy! did I feel sick. So after putting them all in boxes and waddling off to bed after one " purple one too many" I felt like a great big heffalump to the point that I thought I was never going to eat chocolate again.
As my mum knows I can certainly eat chocolate for England, but I feel that I over did it slightly (well, quite a lot actually) but hey! it is Christmas and people are always saying "live each day as though its your last." I even got up the next morning and saw a few left over in the boxes and couldnt stomach the thought of eating them. But that feeling has gone now (I knew it would) so Im off to dunk one in my latte. Have a lovely day,
Mich
x

15 comments:

Emma said...

OMG Mich!! I'm sat here howling with laughter...only you could be so generous!

Dawny P said...

These are FAB Mich xxx Ohh I might have to nick that idea for our Kyla if that's ok :))). Hope you are ok now after your choc fest lol xxxx

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Michelle...lol...
Hope your not feelin sick after all that choccie!!!
Enjoy your DAY:)~x~

Sara x said...

You are such a fab mum - I felt exhausted after helping Alex with his Christmas cards, never mind treat bags! I won't be showing my boy or he'll pull the 'could you just...pleeeease Mummy' line on me. They look yummy - and look on the bright side, you won't feel like eating quality street until at least next Christmas (may be...)!

Cheryl said...

They are so gorgeous Mich....where's mine? (joke)

You are so good to make such an effort for those two little lovelies.....a good Mum you are.....

I never thought I would hear you say you had eaten too much chocolate.......over indulgence is good once in a while......

Speak soon.....

Love you millions......

Sarah said...

Mich - they must have taken you hours !!!! Very generous of you though and I bet the little ones loved giving those out to all their friends.

buckndi said...

I never met a chocolate I didn't like...my latest sad addiction is sea salt caramels from Trader Joe's. They should be frelling illegal, they should. Rather than make presents for all my co-workers, I transferred jobs. Extreme, but effective. Didn't stop me from making 100 Christmas cards, though. Thanks for the dove brads - they are the highlight of the card: http://ren-woman.livejournal.com

scotspanda said...

Lily did cards for her classmates but I did make chocolate boozy truffles for the teachers and as I am on a diet I didn't even try one...........shocking eh? Mind you by the sounds of it you ate enough chocolate to balance out me not having any lol

well done on getting them all done, 54 is a hell of a lot!!

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Ali M said...

What a lovely idea..they look brilliant!!
xx

Q said...

Dear Mich,
You are a doll of a Mum!
These are darling bags too. The children will be so pleased to give them.
Too many chocolates?? I cannot imagine..
Have a Happy Christmas.
Hugs to the children.
Sherry

marmee said...

you are super mom! i am sure all teachers and students hope they get in your kids classes. hope your tummy feels better.

Kath said...

Hey fabby gift bags...bet the kids were so proud handing them out and know what you mean about over indulging...I feel exactly the same after eating a whole...yes a whole box of liquorice allsorts
Hugs
kath
xxxx

Terrie B x said...

Best wishes for a very `happy and healthy New Year` to you all Michelle:)~X~

All Pink girl said...

Oh wow Mich ,how fabulous are you making all these ,brilliant work babe xxx
hugs Dawnxxxx
Happy new year to you and your family xx

LuLu said...

Brilliant selection of goodies and I bet everyone at school was chuffed to bits with them.

I also work as an LSA and love handmade presents from the children. I still have these baubles a little boy made me for me over 5 years ago. they go on my tree each year.

My youngest son and I also made all the presents for the teachers and LSA's in his school - he loved it and was very proud to give them out.