“Life is like a box of chocolates…You never know what you’re going to get”
That’s pretty much what children are like. They are sweet, and you never know what they are going to surprise you with on any given day, what type of personality and challenges you will be faced with. When you think they are going to obey, they prevail. When you assume they are going to dominate, they melt your heart and overwhelm you with their cuteness.
There are many days when I feel I haven’t done my best as a Mom, and I can’t describe how much I need chocolate in times like these, to help me lift my spirits. There is just something about chocolate! You know in the movies when you see the girl crying on the couch eating chocolate and ice cream as a result of a bad break up? Guilty! Okay, it might not be because of a breakup, or because of a bad day, okay, I don’t need a reason to sit on the couch and inhale a chocolate. It’s my comfort no matter what, and some days all I want is a slab of chocolate bigger than my head.
With that being said, you can imagine how excited I was to collaborate with Cadbury Dairy Milk. The best thing about this is that they have launched an exciting campaign where South African chocolate fans can be matched with their perfect Cadbury Dairy Milk flavour using a vending machine style activation. You can thereafter share your flavour and experience with friends on social media using the Joy Generator.
Even though I’ve never met a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate flavour I didn’t like, mine happened to be one of my favourites! Whole nut! This means I am;
Sometimes completey off-the-wall
A typical joker
Always looking for a bit of fun
I really can say that this is what I strive to be to ensure that life is always interesting, and this is exactly what my little family is about. We have dance-offs in the lounge, they give their teddy bears the strangest, most random names, we laugh from our belly’s and we always see the brighter side of life. I can only hope that my boys inherit this sense of humor, and I will forever encourage it, after all, laughter is the language of the soul, and being notably nutty and crazy, is beautiful.
You are only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it – Robin Williams.
So yes, We seem to forget that our kids each have their own ‘flavour’ that is different to our own, we may struggle to adjust and match up to their challenges, and often need to have our parenting abilities reignited to be mindful of the challenges that it brings. Being a mom takes lots of persistence, perseverance and discipline. Much like trying to resist chocolate. Even though my boys drive me nuts, excuse the pun, I love them, so very dearly. When I see them, they light up my day, make me feel delighted…wait, we are talking about chocolate, right? 😉
YOU CAN WIN!
Do you want to win a Cadbury Dairy Milk Hamper and a R1000 online shopping voucher?
Well obviously you do! So I want to encourage you to reignite the forgotten flavours with the online Cadbury Dairy Milk Joy Generator and find your perfect flavour match!
To join in the fun and stand a chance to win, follow these easy steps:
1. Head over to the Cadbury Dairy Milk campaign website here, and match your flavour
2. Should you not like the flavour you have been matched with, you will be given the chance to speed date the flavours to find your perfect chocolate soulmate
3. Comment below and tell us which flavour the Cadbury Joy Generator has matched you up with
4. Tweet @Redlipsadv and tell us your flavour match, using the following hastag #WhatsYourFlavourSA
Competition ends Friday, 10th June 2016
Terms and Conditions apply.
Don’t forget that you can attend the Joy Generator Activations in the following venues on these dates;
Rosebank Mall: 18-22 May
Mopanya Mall: 25 – 29 May
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre: 1 – 5 June
Gateway Mall: 8 – 12 June
Canal Walk: 15 – 19 June