I snuck one out of Gabi's plastic pumpkin last night when she wasn't looking, tasted its heavenly goodness, and then dived right back into the pumpkin trying to find more with no further thoughts about trying to be sneaky. If there were more, they were going to be MINE!
Except, there weren't any more. Drat! And I totally got caught. A four year old can raise quite a ruckus when threatened with candy loss.
I would go buy some (people, we're talking about pretzels and caramel and chocolate and a cookie crunch here), but it's just not the same when you have to buy your own chocolate at the store. I mean, you spend a bundle on the candy that you pass out at the door, but it's not the same as the FREE candy you get when you're trick or treating.
Ahem, my mistake. That your CHILD gets. Though we all know that parents are totally digging their hands into the candy loot after the kids go to bed, picking out and eating all their favorites then hiding the wrappers deep in the trash to avoid detection. Kids aren't the only ones going to bed in a candy coma on Halloween night. Right?
I certainly did. Even though there weren't any more Take 5s, I had my fill of M&Ms and Twix bars. I also tried the Oreo Fudge stick things. Pretty good!
Today I tried something new. Instead of doling out the Halloween candy piece by piece over several weeks and fighting constantly about how much she gets and finding her at random times hiding in the pantry with her plastic pumpkin in her lap and chocolate smeared across her face, I decided to let Gabi gorge on candy all day long, to her merry little heart's content, and then THAT'S IT. Whatever's left at the end of the night is going in the trash or my stomach (more realistically my stomach).
It might've already backfired on me, though. Gabi's upstairs napping after crashing pretty hard. Naps aren't usually a bad thing, but it's dinner time, and we're going on two hours of sleep now. There's no telling how late she'll be up tonight.
I might need a whole new strategy for next year. (I'm open to suggestions.)
To ween us off the candy, I'm baking a cherry pie tomorrow. With homemade crust. It just seems to make sense.