Almost one week on from the Easter bunny’s annual visit, Woronora local Elizabeth McRae has been sighted by her husband methodically depleting the remaining stash of their kids’ Easter choccies.
It has been confirmed that Elizabeth, who only last week was nodding along in animated and fervent agreement with her friends that “the kids get given way too much chocolate at Easter!”, is now dipping daily into their once-full Easter baskets.
Elizabeth was sighted by her husband, Paul, breaking off pieces of an unwrapped, half-eaten Crunchie rabbit, in what appeared to be an attempt at concealing the fact that she was helping herself to the kids’ collection of confectionery.
“The kids got more chocolate eggs than they know how to count.” Paul told The MOTS Mail
“So at first Elizabeth’s takings weren’t noticed, even by me.”
“Initially she was stealthy, but Elizabeth has the self-control of a garden hose”, Paul said, adding that she seemed to have moved on from strategic partial breakages of bigger bunnies to outright squirrelling away eggs.
Though it began fairly harmlessly, Paul says the situation has really escalated since Easter Monday.
“Over the last couple of days, I’ve seen her hide more eggs than the Easter Bunny,” Paul admitted.
After Elizabeth began to replace the classic hollow hunting eggs with wrapped hard-boiled eggs, Paul decided to confront her.
“I found her facing the corner of our dark pantry, swallowing the hunting eggs she’d swapped out one by one- whole. She spun around and instinctively sat on her collection of Easter chocolate like a bird protecting its nest, then licked her chocolate-covered fingers before flipping me the middle one.”
“When I suggested that she might need professional help to overcome her addiction, she looked me in the eye while she unwrapped yet another treat and then through a mouthful of Cadbury Creme Egg spluttered “Nobody bought me a damn thing for Easter!”
The family has asked for privacy while they seek the appropriate professional help.
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