I hid it. I put the candy up on a high shelf where I can barely reach it and it is out of sight and hopefully out of my kids' mind. With most other candy, they get it, have a couple pieces, I put it up, it's forgotten about and eventually it finds it's way to the trash. But Halloween candy is different. I don't know if it is because they "worked" for it, but Halloween candy is never out of mind. My kids have a running total of what is in the bowl and an image in mind, of what they would like to eat next and in what order.
I feel like I've fallen into the sugar trap.
13 Things I hate about Halloween Candy:
13. It drives the days leading up to said candy and controls the days after receiving said candy
12. It seems to multiply while you are sleeping.
11. I swore I would never give my kids candy and here I am, 3 kids deep, using it as a bribe tactic.
10. My son threw a fit yesterday because he thought I was throwing it out. (Little does he know I already tossed about half)
9. My 3 year old would brush her teeth with chocolate if she could.
8. I asked her what she wanted for breakfast this morning and she said, "Yogurt, candy, oh yeah, and an apple." When I refused to give her candy for breakfast, she broke down, severely broke down.
7. Sugar poops. Need I say more?
6. My husband can't stop eating it. See how I said, my husband?
5. The way it talks to me, when I enter the kitchen. 'Eat me. Eat me. Just one more piece!"
4. The desire to have it brings on a temper tantrum at any given moment,which leads me to number 3,
3. ......so does the desire to have more, have more than one, and have it for breakfast.
2. My kids on a sugar high
1. Mommy on a sugar high.