Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Box Of Chocolates

When me and my husband were dating, I went to his house one day to visit him.  His mom brought out a box of chocolates to make me feel special and welcomed.  She went on doing the things she had to do, while me and boyfriend kept on visiting.  I took a bite in one of the chocolates from the box, didn't like the nougat, so put it back.  I took another bite from a new piece and didn't like the filling, and put it back.  I know, who does that, right?  I have to remind you I was only 17, and I guess I just wanted that perfect chocolate.  Boyfriend just laughed at the time, and his family still teases me about it to this day.  Luckily, they are good-humored people and didn't throw me out of the house haha.


I still like the middle of desserts and foods, but now I have a bit more self control and take the piece that was meant for me.  When my kids visit me, I always give them the middle piece of everything.  Now, I want them to have the best.

Won't you have a
piece of cake with me?
 

~Sheri

38 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sheri, there is so much poetry potential in this story, OH MY! And it is HILARIOUS! The things we did when we were 17....and I need to remember that since I am working now with 13-17 year olds. They do things and say things that I hope one day in the future, they'll remember and laugh - and learn!!!!!

Have a delicious day my friend!

Susie said...

Sheri, This is so funny. Thank goodness, we learn as we age, Right? Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and looking forward to this coming week. xoxo,Susie

Putri Valentina said...

love the packaging !

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Teresa said...

I am happy, too, they kept you despite THAT ahahahah. Their gain, all around. That way we gained three lovely souls who are simpley the best from the box ;):

"Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get."

Just in case have a nibble on everything and start by the middle.

You make my life richer with the stories you share. I'm so sorry I'll have to wait for grandchildren before putting them to practice... I don't want them to visit a institutionalized grandma ahahahahah because that's what - hubby and kiddos - would do.

Wishing you a Warm and Safe Weekend. Feel my hug,
Teresa

Japolina said...

That is an adorable story! Glad that they did not kick you out after that!

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syros2js said...

Joanna and Sheri will never fight for... food!
(I prefer the... corners!!!)
;-) lol
I really loved the insident with the chocolates! I think it's funny and sweet at the same time!!!
Have a nice week, Sheri!

Sola Scriptura said...

I always enjoy hearing the funny stories of life :) Thanks for sharing.

tinttarus said...


OH, WHAT A LOVELY STORY:)Memories are valuable!!

Leslie said...

Such a fun story:) I think the center is best and as for chocolates.. I've been known to try one and if it's not right, give it to my husband or the nearest taker. Enjoy your Sunday:) xxL

Nely said...

Great story dear Sheri,so funny!
Thank you for sharing..
Many hugs
Nely

Lucy martin said...

What a great story Sheri. :)) It so sounds like something I would have done...there is something about a box of choclates that simply makes one wonder what the others taste like!!
You are such a sweet person!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how funny Sherri. I have a friend who will pinch them to see what they are LOL. If I get one I don't like, just eat and hope the next one will be the one I like.
I can just see your husbands family looking at you when you did that.
Have a Very Happy Valentine Day.
Mary

NanaDiana said...

LOL- If you love chocolate you have to pop by my blog today for Chocolate GRAVY over biscuits! xo Diana

Merlesworld said...

I just love chocolate so I eat them all.
Merle............

Tulla and Catie said...

:) very funny story!!!
Hugs from Barbara

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! How funny....I bet they DO still tease you! I used to eat the frosting off the cake when I was a kid. Save me a piece of that chocolate! heehee!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Priceless Sheri!
Please share: Did you marry him (and does the family still remember that moment?)

Faye Henry said...

Oh that was funny Sherri.. I love the middle to and thanks for letting me have it.. LOL...
Take care, dear heart.. xo

Purple Flowers said...

I love the idea of putting the pieces of chocolate back in the heart shape box. I tend to like the middle of a dessert myself, especially a fudgy brownie.
I am glad it is raining for you.

Patricia said...

A cute story Sheri, and of course it has a romantic ending. Love that heart box of chocolates - must be Valentine Week... I like the centre of things too, especially cake! xxx

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Sheri!
You make me laugh today!

I'm a truffle, nuts and chews kind of girl! Not much for the soft centered chocolates...well maybe mint or raspberry.

I also like the heel of the bread and the outside of the cake.

Do you know what that means?
I would be a perfect friend to share a box of chocolates with, or you would save the last outside piece of cake for me!

Such a sweet little love story you share today!
w/L

TARYTERRE said...

This story of yours made me smile. If I take a bite and do not like what's inside, I just toss it. And there are usually more I do NOT like, than do.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That is so cute Sheri… Maybe that's what made him fall in love with you!!!
Have a happy week
XO Mary

Stephanie said...

Such a cute, funny story, Sheri :) And yes, I would love to join you for a piece of cake! Have a delightful week - hugs!

Kristie Franklin said...

Sheri,

That is such a sweet and lovely story. I remember when I would visit my husband/boyfriend at his house his mom would send a soda and a homemade cheeseburger down to us (we were in the basement). I thought it was so sweet of her...I hadn't even met her yet when she did this.

I love remembering times like those... she has since past. Everyday I remember something funny she would say or something silly she would do and it always brings a big smile to me. :-)

Shell said...

What a lovely story to share Sheri and how nice that his Mum made such an effort. The memory of Acts of kindness stay with us for a long time. I hope you get to enjoy some more chocolate this Valentines Day. Cheers Shell - A Darlings Nest

Imogen said...

That's so sweet and you sure make me laugh. I love to reflect on little stories from the past and those wonderful memories.

Mary Timmers said...

I like to find the best centers too, still, at my age. And that piece of cake? My favorite is the center piece with gobs of frosting. Wish I could come over and have a piece with you. Have a lovely week!

Love,
Mary

sweetvintageofmine said...

Such a sweet and funny story! yep, we've all done some silly things when we were 17...loved hearing yours~~~Happy Valentines! Roxie

Barbara said...

In the Forrest Gump movie the quote about chocolate was: "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

But I love your funny story... picking the one you love most and yes I like to have a piece of cake with you. Even if it's not the middle part ;)

Hugs,
B.

Barbara Bermond said...

nice box of chocolates!

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Cottage and Broome said...

I love the story, so sweet at 17! I hope your hubby brings you a box of chocolates this week for Valentines you could recreate that memory! Laura

Joyce Olson said...

Sheri-
Oh, the joy of being young! Such a precious story-you having me smiling. I think you have this world figured out very well-your photo of this cake says it all!
I just know Valentines Day at your house must be delightful!
xo my sweet!
Jemma

Palomasea said...

Oh, you made me giggle with that story, Sheri! :)
What a sweet family too...and they knew that a girl who loves chocolate must be very sweet as well! A great memory to share with your hubby... :)

I thank you for always leaving such uplifting and kind messages on my posts... :)) You are very special.
(And I admit..I only watch figure skating) ;)
Valentine's Day is one my favorites as well....a day to focus on LOVE! What a gift! :)

I hope yours is MAGICAL!!!! :)
Love and blessings to you,
- Irina

Marcia Pilar said...

LOL!!!! I literally laughed out loud when I saw that cake pic. Great story. =D
Happy Valentine's, Sheri.
xoxo's

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

How sweet and funny - loved your story and sounds a little like the time when I was little, my Dad used to have preserved ginger in sugar - I would lick the sugar off and throw the ginger away, as it was not to my taste.
Happy Valentines day, dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

romance-of-roses said...

Oh my dear Sheri, that was so funny I am still laughing. Wish I could eat chocolate but they don't like me. I just buy it for hubby, he loves it. Have a beautiful Heart Day, I am planning a romantic brunch for the two of us. Blessings, Lu

Zizi Santos said...

Oi Sheri
chegou o dia!
linda sua historia com os chocolates e o namorado!
linda caixa com chocolates.
Você quem fez?

um ótimo fim de semana
Zizi