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- You survived a snow day. After a holiday weekend.
- You didn't freak out when your child exclaimed "Cheerios!" and started eating the ones between the couch cushions.
- You saw the bottom of your kitchen sink.
- You haven't hummed the Daniel Tiger theme once. Well, now just once.
- You didn't shout "careful!" when your child walked down the stairs.
- You found that missing sippy cup in the back of a closet.
- You got out of bed before the snooze alarm.
- You got dressed.
If you've done any of these things today, go ahead. Push that button.
Don't have a button? Here's what you should do:
Order a Surprise Sweets Dash Button.
You can order Dash Buttons for laundry detergent, trash bags, coffee...nearly any household product you use regularly. But I'm recommending you skip all of those buttons for now and start with the best one: The Surprise Sweets Button. As with all Dash Buttons, it costs $4.99, but is essentially "free" because that $4.99 will be refunded with your first order.
Push the Button.
Your box will arrive in two days.
I was initially hesitant to order a Dash Button because I envisioned my son unintentionally ordering mountains of toilet paper. But once a button is pressed, it won't work again until after the next shipment is delivered. Of course, if you want more sweets at once, you can disable this function as long as you keep the button out of kid reach.
As it turns out, the far likelier culprit of accidental ordering in our house is me, who keeps pushing the Starbucks Doubleshot Dash Button on the fridge door. I speak from earned experience when I say that cancelling accidental orders is simple and can be done from the Amazon app on your phone.
Spend the next two days forgetting you pushed the button.
That way, your box will be a genuine surprise. My first box did not disappoint, and came with:
Nutwhat's Salted Almond Scribble
Chocolate Twist's Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Bar
Cape Whoopies' "Bromance" (Chocolate Chip and Vanilla) Whoopie Pie
There was also a "bonus bite," a sample of B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog Bite.
As you can see, I didn't get to try the Whoopie Pie, which brings me to the most important step:
Do not, under any circumstances, let your child see your box of surprise sweets.
This is your treat. You earned it.