I love Halloween!
I’ve been dressing up for as long as I can remember.
After running door to door excited, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup would excite me as I cursed the old woman who gave me a box of raisins.
The most important part and exciting part of trick or treating was dumping out all the candy at home with my friends to count, sort and trade.
But now as a parent, October 31st seems so daunting and it’s my favorite holiday.
It’s not contemplating what costume to wear or where to go for trick-or-treating (my neighborhood is not as fun).
The CANDY! It becomes my kids’ drug of choice.
I’m dealing with a bunch of candy junkies.
It started with a Pre-Halloween event at school. Then a Halloween Howl at another school. I found my little one like a ninja hiding in the car with a lollipop in one hand while chomping on a candy bracelet. She had this crazy-eyed look maybe almost demon like.
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! through the front door.
They should’ve been exhausted. But, NO! Let’s have a dance party, a presentation, a performance, jump on the furniture, or spin in place.
WHAT TO DO WITH THIS LEFTOVER CANDY?
The Halloween Candy might be the death of me and I knew I had to do something about it.
While laying in bed that night, I came up with an easy strategy. Let them pick 5 pieces each. I figured they would lose all self-control, eat it all and we would move on to the next round which would be the day of Halloween.
Well, these 5 pieces lasted for five days and it’s been a fight ever since. (By the way, I just found out that my husband was giving them extra candy).
Halloween candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was all they would shout at me.
Their crazy eyes stare as they beg and whine which was starting to wear me down. And if I say no, they seem prepared to go Nerf Gun Postal on me.
I’m dealing with a bunch of Candy Junkies!
This what my daughter was for Halloween last year. Go figure! (photo from Chasing Fireflies)
Thank goodness a Local Mom Friend told me about the Candy Fairy.
We will be leaving our leftover candy out for this wonderful fairy to take away. Then my family can detox and prepare for the December holidays.
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