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Thursday, November 02, 2006

3 little ghouls. Jack, Stella, and Maya. Mason the dragon was there too. The kids loved Trick-or-Treating. Now we are trying to manage the candy consumption. Our friends Jeff and Gretchen have a method they swear by. They call it a "Candy Dinner". They sit the kids down and say, "alright eat as much as you want, but when you are done the rest of it gets thrown away", Gretchen says last year Maya ate four pieces and than was done, and even said it was alright to throw the rest away. For some reason I don't think my kids would stop at 4 pieces, I have a feeling Stella might just eat and eat until she passes out. So I'm not sure the "Candy Dinner" method would be right for us. Or maybe it's just that throwing out perfectly good Reece's Peanut Butter Cups and Mr. Goodbars is nearly physically impossible for me to do. I am allowing the kids 3 or so pieces a day. My personal allotment is slightly larger :).


Anonymous acumamakiki said...

You can adopt our tradition of the candy fairy. Same concept, you eat as much as you want on the day of Halloween and then that night the candy fairy comes, takes the candy and leaves a small toy in it's place. It's not like Santa, you get what you get and you don't get upset. This year's treat was a Hello Kitty diary, pen and lip gloss. (= My girl didn't eat so much either ~ maybe 5 peices....even someone that doesn't get sugar much, can only do so much. Her mama on the other hand......

11:19 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Our candy just sits in the pantry for about a year and then gets thrown away.

1:49 PM  

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