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This thread comes inspired by the last thread, linking to the LBYM about grocery game and peanut butter, and hiding (didn't someone call it hording? LOL!) tootsie rolls, etc.

Where's the most interesting place you've found to hide things from your spouse?

I've only ever hid one thing from my DH, at his request: his cigarettes (back when he used to occasionally smoke, and decided he didn't want to do this anymore...)

I hid them in a box of tampax.

Trust me, gals, this is one place that they just ain't never gonna look...

~lydia
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I feel that things shouldn't be hidden and that DH should know better than to finish a pack of candy at one shot. DH says that if I don't want him to eat it, then why don't I hide it?
I point out that he is a grown up and should have some amount of self control.
He asks me why I bought it in the first place??
I say its for my occasional cravings, and perhaps for his occasional cravings too, if he can exercise some control till those cravings hit.
He says that unlike me, he does not "suffer" from cravings.
Then don't eat it!!
Then hide it!!

And we are back to square one!!

Whats wrong with me?? Why can't I hide stuff?? I need help!!!
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Hi b8...

I feel that things shouldn't be hidden and that DH should know better than to finish a pack of candy at one shot.

As a general rule, I totally agree with you, and the only reason I hid the cigarettes was because DH asked me to (I eventually threw them out, as I saw that they were not going to be needed -- he asked for them about a year later, and I told him they were long gone...)

But given the other thread, I thought it would be fun to see what interesting places people came up with, etc.

Whats wrong with me?? Why can't I hide stuff?? I need help!!!

Do you work outside the home? Currently, I do, and I keep my "chocolate" stash there. Of course, we have a "candy jar" at home, but mostly stuff that interests KL rather than DH. You might try keeping it at work if this is possible.

The draw back is that if you work with a lot of men, as I do, you may run into the same problem there as you do at home - LOL! Of course, my guys only get into it because it's out on the desk and its known that it is available for all --- sort of makes my desk into a bit of a social hub, if you know what I mean, and I enjoy spoiling the boys here... Of course, they all complain every time they get into the jar ("I'm getting fat!" and "You have to stop bringing this stuff in here!") but then when the jar is empty, they complain even more... They are really gonna miss me in a couple of months... :)

If you don't work outside the home, perhaps it would be best to go ahead and hide it if he's asked you to. Even though you are probably right and he should be able to handle these things on his own, if he's asking for help, he may need it.

~lydia
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Actually, its my fault only - I tend to behave OCD in certain matters rather than being flexible. Just because I am a certain way, I expect DH also to be that way.
So, because I try to eat only when I get the cravings, I have a tough time understanding that he responds differently to it.
Btw, when I get the cravings, it really upsets me if I don't get what I want. But for DH, if its not in front of his eyes, he never gets a craving for it.
So, the simple solution for me would be to hide the stuff, and I am unreasonable in expecting DH to be all responsible about what goes into his mouth!
Thanks for this thread - it help me me analyze myself!!
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Well, there are different levels of hiding. I don't hide things in order to deceive my husband because I'm not up to anything I don't want him to know about.

Then, there are things I'm hiding for a perfectly good reason, like Christmas gifts. I don't worry that he'll go looking for him the way a kid will, but I don't want him to stumble upon anything while going about his business. I put presents in a particular cupboard that he never needs to visit.

Then, there are things he'd prefer I hide for his own good. Specifically, food. Again, he does not go looking for this. There are a couple of cupboards he accesses regularly to make his breakfast. If I put junk food in pretty much any other cupboard, he'll never even know it's there. DH is similar to B8's husband, I think. Out of sight= out of mind, but dangling things in front of him is torture.

I have found that I can hang all sorts of cookies in plain sight just by putting some ginger snaps in the cookie jar. The smell of ginger permeates all the other cookies and turns him off. I can also have anything containing cinnamon or raisins laying out without tempting him.
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I hide things from myself too.

I like to have certain thigns around for guests, but if I am looking at them constantly, I will eat them.

Out of sight, out of mind.
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