There was still some resolute lack of repentance from the Smudgelets, a residual case of them not really appreciating that they’d done anything wrong. Enter mean-minded-mummy…. mwahahahaha
This evening I apologised to them. “I have been searching my conscience about why you regularly stole money from me to buy sweets and I have realised that I am totally to blame. I have always discouraged you from eating too many sweets. I have put my concern for your health and complexion and teeth before my concern for your happiness and that was clearly wrong of me. So this evening I have decided I am going to make up for it so that you won’t feel the need to binge on stolen chocolate at Music Centre tomorrow”.
Well, wasn’t the tea I served them every child’s dream? A bowl full of liquorice allsorts and jelly babies for starters followed by Haribo jellies for pudding? Smudgelet’s comment was quite telling: “Mummy, I think I prefer learning the easy way than the hard way in future”. Strange, he didn’t finish his tea tonight.
I suppose I’d better put the bucket ready, just in case!