I remember trying to figure out what to do about this, but I figured out something that works for us right now, as long as my kids are little and still believe in the Candy Witch (that's me). We let them eat as much as they want when they get home, and whatever they don't eat we leave out for the candy witch so she won't turn us into frogs. Then Mark and I eat it the rest of the candy when they go to sleep. I totally made up this concept, so maybe it is really wierd, I'm not sure. But this way they are not asking for candy for the next month and they are not mad when they wake up and all their candy it eaten - by me. :)
I have no children and thus, no excuse for all the candy I eat:)
Ugh, thanks for reminding me of all the Halloween candy that's coming our way. Okay, so the candy witch idea I LOVE. But, my oldest is now 7. She knows the way it works, and there's no way she'll buy into the candy witch that mysteriously comes into the picture this year. Honestly, the girls eat some, then the rest sits around being picked through until nearly Christmas. Then we have Christmas sweets sitting around until Valentine's . . . you get the idea. Make it stop!!!
Candy witch is AWESOME. Totally stealing that idea!Honestly (I'm all about posterity) I go through and pick out all the stuff I love. Put it in my own stash. Then the kids get the crummy candy. I won't be able to do this much longer, so why not enjoy it now?wv: enale. Definition: when you're too busy inhaling candy to spell accurately!
I go through and eat all reese's pb cups first, then snickers, then m&m's. then snort the pixie dust and smarties :) jk but I use to. explains so much.
Charlie just finished off the last of his Halloween candy a few days ago. We just left it in his little pumpkin bucket in a cupboard, and every now and then he would see it and ask for some, and it lasted almost a year. But he's only 2. (Almost 3.) So that probably won't happen again. P.S. How do you know the Bastows? Jacob Bastow's sister is one of my very best friends!
I'm with Barbaloot!
So when the kids bring home their loot, we let them eat a few pieces. Then after they go to bed we fill a little baggie up with some for them to pick at for a few days or weeks, and the rest we save for christmas to put it in their stockings. Lame, I know, but it saves a little bit of money.
Candy Witch! Now why didn't I think of that? My kids are funny they love the chocolate stuff--who doesn't, right?--but that is about it. I will sneak a few and there, but in the end I end up dumping the gums, lollipops, jolly ranchers and the like because they wind up just sitting.
Well - this is actually my kids' FIRST HALLOWEEN. I'm pretty excited. I'm planning on rationing it out at lunches and snacktime and special occasions. And eating it myself, of course.(THe stockings is a great idea!)
We dump everyone's candy into a candy jar and we all get to eat it till it's gone. They fight less this way. James is the candy thief and is ALWAYS stealing everyone's candy!
I love the Candy Witch idea. My kids are all grown and grandkids are to big. But I used to go through their candy and section them off. Suckers, gum so forth. I am abig baker so I would keep alot of the candy bars and make chocolate chunck cookies with chopped up candy bars. Alot of time they come in ahndy when you want to bake and don't have the chips and don't want to run to the store. They keep in the fridge forever.
I let them eat at it for a couple weeks, and then throw it away. It just sits forever. Of course I eat my favorite stuff too. :)
I let them eat as much as they want for 3 days, then I toss it all out.
They get 2-3 pieces that night. I take out the stuff I like and hide it. Then I hand it out sparingly over the following year (we still have some from last Halloween). During the past school year a couple of big kids walked my kindergartener home for me since I had a new baby. I tried a pavlovian-like experiment on them, giving them a piece of candy from the bucket a couple times each week, always varying the days. They arrived at my doorstep every day with my kindergartener and with the most polite, shining faces! A gang of kids would stand across the street waiting expectantly to see if their friends got candy that day. It was pretty funny to watch and I think I have a sweet place in all the neighbor-kids hearts.
I let the kids go wild with it for the first few days. Well not literally but I dont mind if they enjoy it for a bit. Then they've sorta picked through what they want and hubby and I pick out a few pieces and we throw out the nasty stuff cause you know it'll be sitting around for months. AFter a few days I'll put it away and pull out a few pieces at a time for rewards.
I eat all the tootsie rolls and the Almond Joys. I let them eat as much as they want for about three days and then I throw everything left over in the garbage.
I eat what I like and then we put the rest in the candy bin. My oldest doesn't really like candy so I don't have to worry about her eating to much.
I leave it in a huge bowl, and let Van pick out of it every day. She usually gets sick of it about a month later...and we just throw it all out.
We send them out early to trick or treat and them regive it out to the kids that come later! hah...I am such a cheapskate!
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