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OK the other thread got me thinking. I do not share everything with my kids. I have snacks that are just mine that I tend to hide for when I want something of my own. I sometimes share with them but I have three kids and by the time they have their fill I hardly get anything if I get something at all. For example last night I made tacos for dinner. I fed the girls, DH and ds were at the gym when they came home DH fixed their own. The girls wanted seconds by them and by the time I got around to eat. There was nothing left, literally. This happens to me a lot with snacks and food. OMG I just realized I think I've taken to hoarding food because of it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:<br><br>
Anyway back to topic am I the only one that hides things for herself? Crap don't let me be the only greedy one.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No, I don't share everything. But if I don't want to share something, then I don't eat it in front of DD.</div>
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Er, yeah guys that is kind of the exact opposite of the word"hide" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have a hiding place for certain things that I don't want to share - the main one being these fabulous cappuccino-flavored protein drinks that are sort of expensive, I use on days when I have no appetite for food, and also are full of caffeine.<br><br>
One of my kids knows where I keep them (and a few other things I know would just be gone if I left them in plain sight) but at least he realizes it's a signal to limit how much he takes. I'd be ever so peeved if I found an empty container in that drawer of the fridge!<br><br>
There is plenty of food available to them that they like and can easily access, and they run through it very quickly. I probably go grocery shopping about three or four times a week.
 

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I have a hard time with this one because DS is a night owl. And I of course will share with him if I have a treat. But I do wish I didn't have to all the time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Er, yeah guys that is kind of the exact opposite of the word"hide" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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The subject is "do you share everything with your kids", I was going by that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The subject is "do you share everything with your kids", I was going by that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Hmm, should I change it to "do you hide food from your kids?" maybe iw ill do that, lol.
 

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Oh, and do I hide food from my kids?<br><br>
I am waiting for DD to go to bed because as we speak, there is ice cream in the freezer calling my name.<br><br>
So, in a word, yes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I can't. I have been here for years and don't know how to change a title.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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No, I don't share everything with my kids. Like littleaugustbaby, I often can't wait until the boys are all asleep so I can go have a bowl of ice cream without being attacked. I also keep dark chocolate up in the butter part of the fridge and will "stand" in the fridge eating a piece. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Oh I hide food. My boys will inhale their portion/share and then immediately start eyeing mine. 95% of the time I really don't mind sharing with them. But there are times I just want to totally indulge. So from time to time, after the boys have gone to bed for the night, Dh and I will pull out the Ben & Jerry's pint from the back of the freezer, or bake up some fresh cookies, or get the bag of Lays from the top shelf in the cupboard and eat to our hearts content.<br><br>
I don't seee anything wrong with it. The boys are fast asleep and never know, and mom and dad get a little self indulgent time. One of the little perks of adulthood that keeps us sane.
 

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I don't share everything. But if I"m having something that is a "mommy" treat, I make sure to give them something appropriate of their own (for example, my Rolo chocolate cones that I occasionally have - I don't share those!)<br><br>
The kids know that there are certain things they are not allowed to have. "Grown-up" things, like coffee, wine, beer, and soda of course. But we don't hide anything. We share anything that isn't horrible. Of course, we never keep anything horrible in the house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Er, yeah guys that is kind of the exact opposite of the word"hide" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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i hide eatting it from my kids but i never hide the actual stuff from my kids. maybe i should..... Lilith just never noticed and Mable and Olive are really too young to care.
 

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We usually don't eat things in front of DS that we aren't willing to let him have. Pop I do drink in front of him but I just tell him it's "icky". I think he wonders why I keep drinking it though as he gives me a very suspicious side look. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Oh yeah, this coming from a mom who baked up chocolate chip cookies yesterday secretly and hid them so I won't have to share. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I've been known to quickly snarf down a Snickers in the bathroom, with my foot holding the door closed.<br><br>
Ds1 was sensitive to peanuts at the time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can't. I have been here for years and don't know how to change a title.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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I think I can help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> When you click on edit, if you look at the bottom, there's the button for save, right next to it is another button that says "go advanced"...click on that, and it will bring up the text box just like when you posted originally, and you can edit the title.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Oh yes, and I definitely hoard food. The kitchen is no good, they have figured out how to reach every single nook and cranny, including the top of the fridge and the cabinet over the stove. So I hide stuff in the garage freezer (like ice cream) or in the top of my closet (Nutty bars......mmmm)<br><br>
I don't just hide it from the boys, either. I hide food from my DH. Grocery day is a free for all here. If I buy them any treats at all (DH included) they are all gone in roughly 2.8 seconds.
 

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I've been known to hide treats from the rest of my family.<br><br>
Tastykakes, for example. I may buy a box when shopping for a treat for all of us, but by the time I can get to the box- none left for me!<br><br>
I have some breastmilk in the freezer still and it is my favorite place to hide a treat. Nobody wants to touch my milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> (mostly my teenaged boy who is grossed out at the idea that I pump milk from my breasts<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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I don't hide food from my kids. There are certain things that I like that my kids don't - and there are times when I will have a particular box of candy in the cupboard that is mine (in my husband's case, several boxes of candy all the time). My son will ask if he can have some, and I will say yes. He knows not to take a huge amount. He is in charge of his own food intake with few guidelines (it's kind of a part of the whole unschooling philosophy for us). I wouldn't hide food from my kids, I trust them and they trust me.<br><br>
Wait, do you mean hide things that are bad from them/they can't have due to food allergies/age/etc? I don't eat popcorn in front of my two year old, in that case, or certain other things she can't have because it's dangerous (maybe I'm the only one who worries about popcorn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 
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