I have mounds of Halloween candy stashed in the cupboards from our kids’ trick-or-treating efforts tonight.
We let them choose one treat at the evening’s end (Avelyn fished out the one full-sized Coffee Crisp bar and wolfed it down before I could reason with her) and then put the rest of the booty away. We’ll let them have another treat after dinner tomorrow and slowly work their way through it until it’s gone (aka: until I have pilfered all the good chocolate bars and all that’s left is crusty lollipops) in an exercise of moderation. We don’t shy away from treats in this house, but there is plenty of talk about how our bodies need good, healthy foods first and foremost and that treats are just little extras we get every now and again once we’ve fueled up with wholesome things.
I’m wondering how you deal with the 47 pounds of Halloween candy that surely made its way into your home tonight. When we were growing up, my mom hated the thought of us picking away at candy for months on end so she gave us free reign of it for two days (seriously, free reign meant we could eat as much as we wanted) then told us whatever was left after those two days would get thrown out in the trash.
How do you dole out the treats? Do you let them pick their favourites then toss the rest? Do you let them keep it in their rooms or do you make sure it’s somewhere that’s in your control? Do you steal pieces of it after they’ve gone to bed? What are your favourite treats? (Mine include: Wunderbar, m&m’s and gummi bears.)