When I saw this topic, I knew I had to get involved. I love chocolate! My favorite is dark chocolate. I think it's an addiction or something. In fact, I've been known to go to the store, get one of those baker's chocolate bars, and eat a few squares.
My kids, apparently, have inherited the "I love chocolate" gene. A few weeks ago, we took a little trip to Cleveland, Ohio to visit some friends and family (that's where I'm from). Cleveland, Ohio is home to Malley's, the most awesome chocolate candy store in the USA. (Malley's, for you trivia fans, is the candy store that invented Sweetest Day.) Of course, we had to visit that place.
"Mama," my son said as we walked in, "I want one of everything."
"Yeah, me too," I replied. "But we're not getting one of everything."
"Mom," my daughter said. "Let's get a hot fudge sundae."
That sounded like a great idea, so that's what we did. When we were done, my son had chocolate all over his face, and even some on his shirt. I chuckled. "Come on, let's go get some more chocolate."
Seventy-five dollars later, we left Malley's with a big bag of chocolate.
My daughter grinned. "Mom," she said. "I know what kind of birthday party I want."
"What kind?" I asked.
"A chocolate one."
That sounded good to me. So, in a couple of weeks, we are going to have a chocolate-themed birthday party for my daughter. On the list is a chocolate fountain, chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, and chocolate milk. Anybody want to come?