The coffee table needs rest too

Well it’s a 4-day weekend here and the chocolate-eating has begun….  for the adults at least.  As usual, during weekend afternoons, we tell the kids that they need to rest in their rooms for an hour while we get out chocolate and coffee and watch an episode of Downton Abbey.  We have the chocolate arranged on the coffee table so that it’s easy to throw a blanket over it quickly if a young child comes out of their room to use the bathroom.  I think they suspect that we’re up to something.  They always walk slowly, looking carefully.  “Umm….. what are you watching?”  “Uh…. how much more time until resting is over?”  All the while examing the living room with a sharp eye.  I’m not sure how long we can get away with it, but I’m all ready to tell them about how it’s important for the coffee table to rest with a blanket as well every afternoon.