A few years ago I met a lovely, striking woman with the most
amazingly thick, gorgeous, chestnut hair. I didn't know her all that well but she once confided to me that she and her husband
had never given their children chocolate, not even for birthday cakes.
Never, ever chocolate for the children.(who were already twelvish and elevenish)
They hid chocolate bars around the house for themselves, and secretly ate them
after the children slept.
Later I found out this woman was a writer. She just
published her first book.
Writing and hiding chocolate
both involve loads of
discipline I am sure-