The mum was shocked to discover that her sons had found her Easter stash in the booze cupboard and managed to eat all of it!

When Aussie mum of two Afroditi Darwin hid nearly $200 worth of Easter eggs in her booze fridge, she never imagined her boys would find and eat the lot! Afroditi told news.com.au that the boys got out of bed around 4 am and hatched a plan to get access to the hidden Easter chocolate, all while she was asleep and completely oblivious.

Chocolate For Breakfast

Afroditi says that she couldn’t believe that the boys had managed to eat all the chocolate. “This morning my two lovely boys, aged 3.5 and 2, somehow managed to open the locked alcohol fridge where I had stashed their Easter chocolates,” she wrote. “They ate about $150-$200 worth of chocolate for breakfast this morning.” Afroditi admitted that it didn’t take her long to work out how the boys had managed to find her haul. “They got the step from the toilet, put it on a chair and climbed up to unlock the child lock. They had two solid hours before I woke up.” The mum of two believes she should not do Easter as the boys have already had more than their fair share of chocolate. “They’re young,” she said. “Are they really going to know anyway?”

Blame The Bunny

Comments from other mums on the post offered some helpful suggestions. “Tell them today was Easter and they just won the Easter egg hunt,” one clever mum suggested. “The start of this post sounded so promising,” joked another. “I was looking forward to a drunken toddler story!”

We definitely think that Afroditi’s story is a timely reminder to find a toddler-proof hiding spot for your Easter hauls this year!

Where do you hide your Easter eggs? Have your kids ever found them? Let us know in the comments!


  • Lucky that’s all he consumed after breaking into the “booze cupboard”!

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  • Oh my gosh, there’s no mention of how sick they were afterwards. That’s a lot of chocolate for 2 little tacklers. Sneaky smart little devils

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  • Oh my goodness, hope they didn’t get too out of hand after all that sugar.

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  • I wonder if some of them were bought to give to other people. That amount of money would be a week of groceries for some family. We were never given big Easter Eggs. We were usually given something practical at the same time.

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  • Wow! Surely they must have seen her put them in there. I’m more secretive – I keep them in a present cupboard which is somewhere the kids know they aren’t to go near.

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  • Ooh, those cheeky little bunnies. I used to hide mine in my wardrobe inside other things. They were never found.

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  • Sounds like they knew exactly where to look.
    Lucky they didn’t drink the alcohol instead and hopefully didn’t feel too sick after…..
    My hiding spot for everything is the laundry…. no one goes in there… ever, except mum of course
    (Even hid a friends car keys in the Washing machine so they couldn’t drive home drunk)

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  • They clearly knew it was there and knew what they were looking for. I don’t think my boys would ever do that. They know where the chocolate is kept in out house and don’t touch it unless they ask.

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  • Wow that’s a lot of chocolate for two kids to eat alone. I hope they weren’t too excited after so much sugar etc.

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  • I have mine hanging up in a enviro bag in my wardrobe. At the moment my kids can’t reach it, let alone want to look in my wardrobe.

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  • I think you need to invest in a padlock for that fridge. Imagine if they’d drunk the alcohol instead. It could have turned out very serious. Tell them the Easter Bunny hid them there to collect later. They will now have to miss out.

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  • It’s better chocolate than finding they are drunk with alcohol. That’s the fun part finding chocolate n Xmas present knowing the parents didn’t do a good hiding. My kids found the hidden spot last yr, now it’s a different spot which I put it in the lay-by department n pick it up closer to date. My last child figured out santa and then the lot last yr so they appreciate it more. Age 10 & 12.

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  • Oh dear little rascals. Hope the were not too hyper after that. I remember a few years ago my 5 year old got up early xmas morning did not wake us but opened ALL the presents under the tree including his brothers……he said he was up at 430am…

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  • Can imagine the mum is horrified, that a lot of money.
    I spent around $78 on chocolates from the health food store and thought that was already much.
    In regards to teaching kids what to touch and not, our children are all different.
    My youngest is 5yr old and has Down syndrome and so far hasn’t learned not to go in the cupboards, she wants always food and always more :)
    My 9yr old has kleptomania and steals daily foods from others.
    I have my cupboards and fridges locked until they can cope (and leave them every now and then open to exercise their urges/control)

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  • That is a lot of chocolate, however to each their own…. I would be more concerned they got access to the locked alcohol fridge, what would have happened if they decided they wanted to drink mum/dads favourite juice & had 2 hours alone with it before mum woke up…. How did they know to look in the alcohol fridge for anything? They obviously schemed about it all & knew what they had seen/heard was in there.
    Scary really, what happens also if they opened the front door & walked out of the house? They could get quite far in the 2 hours.
    My sons know better than to go into our beer fridge, or go into anywhere I say they aren’t allowed to go. I don’t need to hide my Easter eggs, chocolate, lollies they are in plain sight in my walk in pantry & there is no closed door – my children know not to touch them & they have known this since they were less than 2 years old – all kids need to be taught boundaries, my sons are now 4 & 6 years old. For Easter they get their favourite egg, they get a couple of new sets of winter pj’s & a book or 2. We do an Easter egg hunt when they get up – I use a dozen of the hollow hunting eggs & a packet of the Cadbury mini eggs – but my boys share those with us anyway – as they don’t need that much chocolate, I put bunny footprints around my house, carrots & chewed up carrots & they love that more than anything.
    Happy Easter everyone ????

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