Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Must Be All The Sugar
Sunday night we had four children collecting candy around the neighborhood. Four children who will not be allowed to consume all the candy they collected. Not if their mother wants to remain sane, anyway.
Then last night Amelia asked if she could have a treat after supper. I handed over her Halloween bag and she handed it back. "No thanks. I'd like a chocolate chip cookie."
Which leaves me with a huge bowl full of chocolate-covered guilt.
I hear that some dentists are offering a dollar a pound if you turn in your Halloween candy. I think our insurance company should do the same. Because the kids' candy is hazardous to mom & dad's health, without question.
The M&Ms are all going into the potty training treats jar. I can't let the boys know that you can eat M&Ms any old time. That would completely derail my whole rewards system. And we can't have that.
Eventually I'll do what I did last year: Bag it all and stick it in the back of the cupboard to give away to trick or treaters next year.
Yes, that's right. I just admitted that I recycle my children's Halloween candy, at least the things that don't get stale, like lollipops and Sweetarts. Oh, and the things we don't like, of course. No chance of finding a Snickers or a KitKat in what we'll be giving away.
Maybe I'm not the only one who does that. It would explain why my kids brought home so much banana flavored Laffy Taffy again this year...
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