It’s almost Halloween which means CANDY! And honestly the stressful part of the candy situation doesn’t even happen on Halloween Day. What gets me is the Halloween candy lurking in the pantry, singing sweet siren songs luring me in for JUST ONE MORE BITE. And weeks of the kids asking for candy ALL DAY LONG.
But what can you do? You can’t just throw it away, right?
Um, actually you can.
Or you can donate it.
Or sell it.
Or swap it.
Whatever you do, just GET IT OUT OF THE HOUSE.
There are a few ideas I see popping up around this time every year, including the Switch Witch and the Sweet Swap. Basically the idea is to entice your kids to give up their candy for something better. I’ve also heard of some Dentists who buy back candy and send it to soldiers.
Basically what I do is have my kids choose a small amount of their very favorite candies too keep. (I’m trying to remember what the number is, but we haven’t been doing this for very long.) Then Jeff and I pick a few of our favorites, and the rest of the candy gets tossed. Since the kids are a little bit older this year, I’m wondering what their reaction will be this time around. Maybe we try the dentist buy-back program this year.
What do you do with Halloween candy?
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