Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso (and Shelley from At Home in Rome, in spirit) solemnly declare Friday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2010″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella. Which we do, just about every day. We eat it on toast, spread on apple slices and [my personal fav] scooped from the jar with a spoon. A LARGE spoon.
I couldn’t let World Nutella Day go by without blogging about Nutella, now could I? Such an auspicious occasion calls for a picture.
Now tell me, what do you see in this picture that may strike you as a little odd? Give up? Look at those labels – each jar is marked with initials. At Our House, there are four teenagers who will literally FIGHT over who ate the last dab of Nutella from the jar. The girls fight with nasty looks and slamming doors; the boys actually roll on the floor, calling each other names and then follow up with threats of destroying personal property. Our solution? Each kid gets his or her own jar.* Anyone caught cheating and eating from a sibling’s jar is beaten with a stick, and then forced to clean bathrooms.
*The same method is used for Girl Scout cookies. Husband and each kid gets their own box of Thin Mints. And no. I don’t REALLY beat my children with sticks! They do, however, clean bathrooms. Grudgingly.