Sunday, November 4, 2007
Why I Hate Halloween
Twenty pounds of candy
(537 pieces, to be exact) collected by one very proud child
Sugar-induced mood swings
Ownership and sharing issues
Mom starts to eat more than she cares to admit, since no one will notice
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner require candy desserts
ENOUGH!!!!!!!! It must go!!!!!!
Five people, one-and-a-half hour intensive negotiation session over dinner
Final settlement: four-piece allotment on weekend days, two-piece allotment on weekdays, for ten days
Overachieving candy collector gets bonus of ten pieces
Remaining candy to be donated to charity of collector's choice: construction workers who can burn it off without getting fat
Getting all that candy out of the house: priceless!
Having nine year old actually thank me for letting him keep some of the candy: even more priceless!!