It is almost a week after Halloween, and we still have a huge tupperware full of candy sitting on top of the fridge. When I ask Danny what he wants for breakfast he says, "Candy." After nap snack. "Candy." Dinner. "Candy." When he is feeling sad or gets an owie, what does he think will cheer him up. "Candy."
I've made an effort to manage his candy intake - one after a meal, or as a reward. Of course when he's not looking, I'm munching heartily on it. What a hypocrite I am. :) But I figure it's my reward for being his mom. Adults pay money taxes, kids pay candy taxes.
When I was a kid I have fond memories of organizing my Halloween candy and taking my time eating it. Truthfully, I don't think it ever lasted much more than a couple weeks, but that was the fun. A couple weeks of gorging on sugar. I've discussed being the candy manager with some other moms. One let her kids sugar up and eat as much as they wanted Halloween night, then the rest went in the trash. Others let their kids have a free-for-all and eat it at their own pace. One only lets her kids choose one or two pieces a day. I'm curious - what are your memories of eating Halloween candy, and do you do any candy management with your kids? Kind of fun to get different ideas.
Here is my little man pre-trunk-or-treat and after. Can you see the change in the candy-glazed eyes?