Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Candy

What the hang do you do with your Halloween candy?

Seriously-- I'm staring at gobs and gobs of this stuff.

The thought of my children digesting even half of it makes me sick.

I have a secret...  It's really bad.  I mean evil bad.

I throw my kids' candy away.  Bit by bit.  I start with the stupid candy.  You know those orange and black wrappered peanut butter thingies?  They should be banned because they are super nasty.  Then I move on to the tiny candies no one will notice went missing like tootsie rolls.  I pounce on the sugar dusty ones like Dip Sticks and Sweet Tarts because eating those is like putting in a sugar IV.  I widdle it down to the chocolates and skittles.  I save the good ones that the mister will eat and stuff those in the cupboard for later.  In a few days my kids forget about the candy and it's all gone to a better place.

There, I told you.  You can hate me a little bit.  But my kids don't have cavities. So there.


What about you?



Thank heavens above.... a wonderful reader left me a comment for this link...

http://natalienortonblog.com/2011/10/31/the-great-pumpkin-waging-war-against-candy-and-crazy/

That is genius!  (Thanks jacs23-- you rock!)


9 comments:

jacs23 said...

I, unfortunately, do not have any children right now....but if I did: the below link is totally what I think I would do. I laughed out loud, smiled and just fell in love with this idea. You should check it out! :)

http://natalienortonblog.com/2011/10/31/the-great-pumpkin-waging-war-against-candy-and-crazy/

Cassie said...

I have to admit that I do the same thing.....maybe I learned it from you! :)

Sparks Family said...

We weigh the candy that they wish to turn in. They are turning it in for $1 a 1/2 pound. It took all of 2 minutes for my 7 year old to figure out that tootsie rolls weigh the most. He made $6 last year.

Candace said...

I'm planning to toss it in the deep freeze to pass out next year.

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I kinda do that, too. And I'm so glad that you too hate HATE those orange and black barf taffies.

Jawbreakers. Those are very first to go in my house.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I totally do that too. This year we had an older child down the street collecting candy to send to troops so a lot of the kids on our block donated a good portion of their haul to that. Otherwise I was going to tell my kids about a candy witch who needs the candy for her candy castle and leaves behind a payment of some kind for the kids who leave it out for her (money, toy, book...). I read about that somewhere. Whatever works! No way I am letting my kids eat it all.

Margene said...

I love everybodies ideas. Why didn't I think of those when my kids were little. We just ate the best and threw the rest away.

Lyndsay said...

I LOVE the great pumpkin idea. Is it too late to try it this year still????

groovyonetoo said...

We mostly do what the other blogger does, but my kids 'sell' me their candy. We negotiate how many pieces they get to keep (this year it was 5 each) and then they give me the rest in exchange for a toy. Usually we go shopping together for it, but this year my daughter wanted a $40 toy that I found a half off coupon for. So that night both girls were so happy with their toys and they haven't asked for anything except what they chose to keep. And usually, $20 is a little high for our trade off. Then I hide the candy and I have desserts for lunchboxes until at least Christmas.

LOVE your blog! I'm a huge Target addict too. ;)

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