Help me support a vice, please!
August 10, 2014 3:53 AM Subscribe
I want to give my brother something nice for his birthday. Details inside.
posted by LoonyLovegood to Food & Drink (12 answers total)
My brother has been great when I was going through stuff, and I want to give him something nice for his birthday instead of the usual "I just want more Nutella" or "I need empty CDs" he asks for.
He likes Nutella and he looooooooves Coca Cola. He also has an almost one-year-old daughter now and my sister-in-law has been saying that as my niece gets older, they should all only eat what they can let her eat, to set a good example. (I agree with her that it's probably much easier instead of telling her "nope, coke is only for adults!") However, I know he can't live without his vices. Especially not without Coca Cola.
My crazy idea is to make some sort of harmless-looking container for his chocolates and caffeinated beverages so that he can hide his habits from my niece. I'm a bit worried that if they look too harmless, the kid will think they're okay to consume. I guess for the next year at least won't be able to get much food for herself yet, but whenever she sees a grownup have something she can't have, she definitely wants it.
Is this doable or a bad idea? How would you do it? I was thinking self-made bottle covers for his coke, if no one has a better idea.
Thanks in advance!