So I give my kids candy, don’t judge me. It is the one time of year I wish that could be avoided, not all the fun, but the candy. Too much candy. Three years ago I asked my dentist how I should deal with the dreaded Halloween candy. “I want to be a fun but in moderation kind of Mom,” I told him. He said to limit the candy to one piece per day for a short time, like a week, or let them have at it all at once, allowing the teeth one big acid influx to deal with instead of a bunch of daily influxes. Good idea. So here is how we do it in the House of Robin Sue. For one week after Halloween my children are allowed one piece of Halloween candy per day. Then on the 8th day we dump all the candy on the table, take away ownership, and time them for one hour to eat as much candy as they want. While Momma take pictures of course!
This was the first year but they were able to come up with some sort of strategy. My oldest decided to have one bite of each piece, not wasting time to finish each piece but to enjoy a vast variety. Click on the picture and see the sugar coma my 3 year old is in. Poor thing, she had no idea!
This time it was my middle son who figured out to roll some of the candies together into one big ball. They decided to mostly stick to their favorites instead of a variety. They also paced themselves taking 10 minute breaks and drinking water.
We almost lost one this year! It looked like he was going to spew. The candy creation he concocted made him gag and his eyes water. This is the best cheap entertainment going! They had me in stitches. This year they were ready with a different strategy. They thought big glasses of milk would help them through the Candy Fest. I think the milk helped the candy through them. They did not last even 30 minutes before feeling quite full (ill.)
Once the timer dings, the yuckier candies (gummy eyeballs-ick) gets tossed, some sent to Himself’s work, and some goes into my baking pile. Then they brush, floss and rinse- fourty times!
What do you do with all that candy?
Tomorrow in BRK– The second Slider in My Slider Trio! What will it be??