Minutes of Pickles Family Meeting Regarding Equitable Distribution of Chocolates

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Pickles Family Meeting Regarding Equitable Distribution of Chocolates

February 1, 2014

Present: Ben, Molly, Mommy, Daddy

Regrets: None

Ben Pickles called the meeting to order at  6:00 PM.

Ben Pickles explained that he had called a family meeting to address the issue of Mommy eating more than 11 After Eight chocolates.

Ben Pickles stated that he feels it is important that we share treats and one person doesn’t eat all of them.

Mommy asked if this applies to Fortnam&Mason apple & custard hard candies as well because when Molly Pickles was told yesterday that she could only have her apple slices for snack, she sneaked into the cupboard and served herself a bowl of candies and ate them all.

Molly Pickles countered that she did not in fact eat them all because she could not fit the remainder in her mouth when Mommy came to take them away and that was mean.

Daddy giggled helplessly and unhelpfully.

Ben Pickles proposed that we require the sharing of chocolates equally and introduce a rule that chocolates only be eaten one at a time.

Mommy clarified that she had in fact eaten the chocolates one at a time, just in rapid succession.

Daddy asked if this directive would apply solely to chocolate or to other candies and/or treats.

Ben Pickles clarified that he intended the directive to include all candies and/or treats.

Ben Pickles proposed a vote by secret ballot and handed out ballots which, adding insult to injury, he then collected in the empty After Eight box.

Moved by Ben Pickles and seconded by Daddy that all candies and/or treats be shared in a fair and equitable manner and not consumed in disproportionate numbers by one person.                                                                                    Carried.

Mommy offered a formal apology: “I’m very sorry I ate so many.”

Molly Pickles offered no further comment regarding the hard candies.

Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM.

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Unmistakable evidence of Molly’s candy-eating transgression.

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Scrutineer Ben tallying the results of the vote.

12 thoughts on “Minutes of Pickles Family Meeting Regarding Equitable Distribution of Chocolates

  1. Your son is amazing..I love this post it makes me smile. it is great to see that you do this with your children an teach them.

    Sharon

  2. This is why you don’t let people KNOW you’ve got something good. Find yourself an empty granola bar box (the kind that nobody likes and sits there getting stale) and stash your secret candy in there. 😀

  3. Awww…he’s so cute to want to make sure everyone gets a fair share. But I know mommies need chocolate, so next time, just hide away to eat it. That’s the only way I get any. 🙂

  4. We must never let Ben and my son Colin get together in-person, on-line or otherwise. They will systematically change (and then enforce) all of the rules, and we’ll be screwed.

    P.S., I’d hide the chocolate too.

  5. I love the twist you put on this story by doing it in “minutes” form. So clever. Thanks for the smile! I especially love the line: Mommy clarified that she had in fact eaten the chocolates one at a time, just in rapid succession. Great stuff!

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