So, I know I was going to take this week to tell you my favorite flu remedies. Hold that thought! I promise I’ll get back to it next week. Halloween snuck up on me and, I don’t know how it’s going in your world, but at my office we have a huge Trick-orTreat event where close to 800 kids will be gracing us with their costumes, smiles and hands held out for something sweet. What this means is that we have candy in the office just waiting for the big day…..well, it was SUPPOSED to be waiting! Once that bag was opened, it has been really really hard to avoid grabbing a little something chocolatey in the afternoons. You may have a stronger will-power than I do, or an office that is smart enough not to buy candy, but do you have a similar problem at home with your kids?
This may be something you already know, but here is my favorite idea for ridding your house of all of that extra candy, saving your children, your sanity (from the now-avoided sugar highs and crashes), and yourselves! I have one friend who calls it the Halloween Ghost, another calls it The Great Pumpkin. Take your pick or come up with your own. Basically the concept is that your child leaves all of his or her candy out on the porch (or appropriate location). I think it would be fun to tell your children that the Ghost likes to play games. Your child then needs to find the ‘most secret hiding place of all’ for the candy to see if the Ghost can find it. Anyway, the Ghost will come and take the candy and leave the child with a toy or other treasure. Now the real key to this entire process is to actually take the candy, perhaps minus a few of the best pieces, and get rid of it. Eating it yourself may be helping your kids, but…..
I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!!!