Archive for February 14th, 2013

Be Mine, Mine and Mine

chocolate photo

Growing up the middle child in a family of four kids had its challenges.  It seemed that I was always sharing everything except on Valentine’s Day.  Every year, my dad brought home four heart-​​shaped boxes filled with decadent chocolate truffles, caramels and nougat.  I coveted my box, plastering my name all over it and securing a secret hiding place.  Despite all of my efforts, tragedy always ensued -  from my hungry baby brother scarfing every last morsel until his cheeks looked like they were going to explode, to an equally ravenous Siberian husky bent on devouring chocolate, liner and cardboard box.  Thankfully, as a grownup, I can fully enjoy what’s mine without sharing and knowing the health benefits of chocolate I can do it guilt-​​free.