[twitter]I’m a lucky parent. The act of getting the candy at Halloween is more important to my kids than the actual eating of said Halloween candy.
Yes, my boys will run from house to house to house screaming “TRICK OR TREAT!” and giggling at the bountiful booty in their bags, but when they get home, they will only eat the chocolate. My kids are very picky eaters, and 364 days a year it’s a pain — on Halloween it’s awesome.
My oldest has actually been heard saying “No thank you, I don’t like candy” when people offer him a lollipop at stores.
Despite my boys’ distaste for candy, they’ll plow through chocolate until midnight if we allowed it. Earlier this week, Kacy asked What Is Your Candy Policy? In our home this year we’re introducing the notion of The Halloween Candy Fairy / Switch Witch / Candy Monster to get rid of the stuff. After the jump, 12 ways you can get rid of the Halloween haul so your kids (or you!) don’t eat it for the next month.
We have implemented the “Switch Witch” at our house this Halloween and it has been a HUGE success. Our DD saved 25 pieces for herself and was quite judicious in deciding what the Switch Witch would like. She even left her a note thanking her for the gift ahead of time. Love this idea!
yay! It IS great, isn’t it?