Halloween has come and gone but the residual effects are clearly going to last a little longer. Now, tell the truth. Is there anything good that can possibly come out of this pile?
I highly doubt it, even though I do spot a few personal favorites.
They had a blast collecting a sweet windfall and I got a few photos for some scrapbook pages.
As soon as my kids get in from trick-or-treating, they always jump right out of their costumes and get down to the very serious business of counting, sorting and admiring their "sugar gold".
It's very "Rumpelstiltskin-like", if you know what I mean.
Apparently, this is pretty valuable stuff.
While they organize their candy goods, I quietly watch from the sidelines, strategizing.
I silently plot how to rid the house of almost all of these treats in a way the kids won't fully notice until it's too late.
Although, I think I'll pull the Almond Joy mini bars for myself (after I track down my dental floss).
OK, back to plotting now.
Thursday morning, I donated a huge bag of this Hallowen candy to the teacher's lounge at my kids' school.
The Health-Fitness instructor in particular may love me or hate me for it but at least I'm putting a dent in my goal.
I still have a tall order, rather a tall pile to widdle away (stealthly) but I'm intently identifying other potential candy recipients.
Sorry Cameron and Jordy.
Love it, hate it, pass it, toss it or eat it?