When I was about 12 (which was old enough to reach the tall cupboards), I made a huge discovery.
My Mother had a snack stash.
A hidden snack stash. A snack stash none of us ever saw her consume.
Its contents would vary from time to time. A small jar of almonds, or macadamia nuts, fancy chocolates, dried apricots. As a child, I would check her snack stash periodically, to find the rotating stash, a Hersheys cholcolate bar, or Almond Joys. Also, I NEVER thought of sneaking any of her snacks. I left them alone. Even at the tender age of 12, I realized....DO NOT touch, I realized my survival depended on not touching her stash.
And it is a tradition I was quick to adopt this stash policy, once having children.
Normally my hidden snack stash contains some form of chocolate.
I was keeping it in the freezer, because of it is too handy, well frankly I have no self control, and might consume it all.
However my 3 and 5 year old have found the secret chocolate stash. Frankly I had to feign surprise at their discovery. I mean what kind of Mother doesn't share candy?
Time to move it to a tall cupboard I suppose.