In my part of the world, Halloween is all about dressing up and getting candy!
Our school has started to collect hard candies. The idea is that the candy is sent to
|I can hardly wait - oh boy!!|
less fortunate countries where they only have rice to eat and their palates are not as well-rounded as ours. The theory is that the sugar in the candy will stimulate the taste buds. I'm not sure I agree or fully understand it but I'm happy to get rid of the hard candies and the children are in agreement so it's win-win around here - plus I only really like the chips and chocolates anyway!
I've heard some parents do the "Switch Witch" where you leave out your candies and she comes and switches the candy for a present. Fun idea but then whose candy would I raid for the next few weeks (after all, isn't that the best part of being a parent of young kids?!).
I'm salivating just thinking of all the goodies my little ones will drag home on Friday night. How about you - what are your plans for all the Halloween candy that is about to invade your house? Will you use it to make fun desserts? Do you have a plan to buy back your kid’s candy, or do you just eat it all late at night after they go to bed?
Labels: children, healthy living