Friday, November 1, 2013

Sugar Rush

I don’t really know what All Saint’s Day is, other than it is the day after Halloween and, hence, today. But I can assure that what is going on in my house does not qualify as saintly behavior. All Saint’s Day, I’ve been stealing my daughter’s candy haul. I’m either lucky or unlucky that she is not yet two and a half and forgot about her bag of booty, which is now going straight to my booty.


It’s funny how many stories come out around Halloween that warn of the evils of candy for kids. Rarely, do you hear mention of adults like me, who have less willpower than their own children and resort to breaking one of the Ten Commandments to partake in its sinful lusciousness. I rationalize that it's better that I binge-eat all that sugar than my growing, developing and beautiful little girl...but rationalizing is just another sign of my sickness, really.

Recently, I read about parents who are creating an elaborate ritual to get rid of the bounty of trick or treating altogether. Kids leave their candy outside by the jack o'lantern on Halloween night, and the Great Pumpkin comes to pick it up and replaces it with a toy.

George and I thought about trying this strategy when Claire is a little older. I have to wonder, though...Do parents really have the willpower to throw the candy away after the switcheroo? I do not trust myself with chocolate temptation.

Just like it is now, I am positive that a secret stash of candy would be hidden in the back of a dark kitchen cabinet and consumed in private with the trail of wrappers carefully concealed.


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12 comments:

  1. Rachel, I have lost count how much of both my kids' candy I have consumed today and seriously could become a diabetic now from it. Trust me you are not alone and my garbage can could totally tell the tale, too. I have no will power whatsoever between the chocolate and the sugar, I am surprised I am not bouncing off the walls!! Good news my husband is home all day tomorrow so I think I will be having a harder time covering it up, hoping that will detour me.

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  2. I'm guilty!! I just recently heard about the Switch Witch, but agree that I could not just throw away all that candy! Some of the dentist offices around here actually do a candy buy back program where the kids turn in their candy and get a something like $1 per pound. That might be an option since YOU wouldn't be keeping the goods! :-)

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  3. Love this. I am noshing on a mini Snickers bar from my private Halloween stash as I write this! Shhh...don't tell my kids!

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  4. UGH as somebody who NEVER eats candy, and has eaten a horse's weight in it over the past 24 hours? I so relate to this. We get the added benefit that our son is allergic to nuts and so we're actually doing him a favor by eating all of the ones with nuts. How the Swedish Fish I just ate factors into this? Not sure, but I know it does...

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  5. Haha love it! I told kyle to take what we had leftover to work.

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  6. Hell no parents don't have the willpower! As I just inhaled my second mini snickers in ten minutes! DAMN IT!!!

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  7. I'm no saint. I've been stealing the snickers like it's my job.

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  8. you know what is worse? people bringing in their bad leftovers (sour patches, laffy taffy, lollipops) to work or wherever so that others can eat the crappy stuff. hey if you don't want it, we don't want it either. i went to an open house today, and the real estate agent had a bowl full of disgusting leftover halloween candy. i was not happy. where is the good chocolate?!?!?!

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  9. You may think she's forgotten, but I guarantee you she'll ask about it in a couple of days time!

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  10. I threw it away! I did it! I was so effing proud of myself. Didn't think I had it in me. (I did eat all of the available kit kats, however.)

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  11. I did that when my kids were young. I even bought animal crackers for them when going grocery shopping, but I was the one who would eat them all.

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