Friday, October 30, 2009
Alright, so Halloween is this Saturday, right? If your kids are going out trick or treating, then they're likely to be coming home with an enormous mountain of plastic wrapped crap (to see how cute my crap looks, click here). There is no nice way to say it. Because when it comes down to it, they get too much of it, and they want to eat it all right then and there, until its gone and they're bent over holding their stomachs. Of course we cut them off at a certain point, but then come the tantrums, and the meltdowns- it isn't pretty. This is the worst part about Halloween.
My kids are allergic to several things. Gluten, citrus, sweet potatoes (as we've recently found out with the youngest one) the list goes on. So what we're going to do, and please feel free to snatch this idea right off the screen, is give our unwanted candy (anything not gluten free, anything fruity flavored), get ready for it, to the Halloween Candy Fairy.
Yeah yeah, kind of genius isn't it? I wish I could take credit for it, but I can't. I read about it last year on this blog (our daughters were both bees), and decided that this time around, I'm putting the Halloween Candy Fairy to work.
I'm not sure exactly how this is going to work, because I'm going to have to find something that my daughter really wants. Whats a kid want more than Halloween Candy? A DVD? ...a new doll? I hate to go out and spend money on anything, but, a Mom's gotta do what a Mom's gotta do.
After we go trick or treating on Halloween night, we're going to come home and sort through all of the candy that people have so kindly given us. We're going to put some of it into baggies with days of the week written on them. We're going to evenly distribute the good stuff, the keeper stuff, into those bags, and explain to Miss Eleanore that she can have those bags on those days, so we don't eat it all at once, and then we're going to leave "the crap" for The Halloween Candy Fairy! The next morning when she wakes up, in place of "the crap", will be something bright, shiny, and new. That new Tinkerbell DVD, is it out yet (thats who shes dressing up as this year)? Maybe it will be a pumpkin pie? Or a pumpkin breakfast cake? We'll have to just wait and see...
Um, and, *ahem* feel free to pocket the candy and keep it for yourself. They'll never know.