take him to the supermarket and let him buy a bar of chocolate from his own pocket money for you.
Teach him the 1st rule of life, if you're going to take something make sure you don't get caught.
Obesity shall be his punishment - and that comes from a chocolate overdose automatically.
Look, it could have been your very hidden pot stash, that would have been worse.
Just tell him it's his own fault when he is sick. Or leave laxative chocolate in the same place next time. That will teach him!
No punishment. Better you should explain about making towers and climbing on things, and how dangerous that can be. You also need to make sure it's impossible for him to build another one, because a 5 year old will tell you "Alright, I'll never do it again!", and start another one 30 seconds after you leave the room!<br />
There are very inexpensive but effective child proof cabinet devices nowadays, BTW...
Nothing, he ate what was available.<br />
He deserves some good counseling. <br />
Whoever deserved the punishment, got it. Her chocolate got eaten away!
Nawww but he's 5!! Maybe give him a time out or something, but nothing too harsh. Look at the bright side, he's clearly resourceful if he found something very hidden.
my mother does that all the time, i had some very nice imported german chocolates i was saving for a special time and she ate them. i got those chocolates from a friend that passed away almost a year to that date.