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Candy, Candy, Candy!

Article By: MAmberConrad

What to do with all that candy. Oh, and the picture is of the candy we brought home tonight. Ugh.

Submitted:Oct 31, 2008    Reads: 374    Comments: 6    Likes: 4   

Candy, Candy, CANDY!
Holy Crap!
Did you see all that friggin' candy? You name it, we got it.
I brought two cute Ninja Warriors trick-or-treating tonight. I was wearing a prego-belly and carrying around a jug of Sunny D. Most people didn't understand my costume. (Apparently they didn't see the movie), and my sidekick, the Evil Jester. We went to a church for a trunk-or-treat, by invitation from a friend. The people were friendly and we had fun petting this really cute lab puppy. Then, we were off to a particular neighborhood which is popular by most trick-or-treaters in the area. These people were handing out fistfuls of candy. FISTFULS. And I don't mean that cheap Dollar-Store stuff. The good stuff. These people probably spent over $200 on candy for Halloween. Did you know that the average American consumes more than 24 pounds of candy per year? 24 POUNDS. And a sizeable portion of that indulgence is eaten around Halloween. Yeah. Yikes. Well, hold on England. Because the average Englishman eats about 30 pounds of candy per year. Switzerland and Germany are just behind them, with America in the wake of it.
So, what to do with all that damn candy? Yeah, I suppose you could eat it all. But, there are other fun options, depending upon the child's age.
Some parents, with older children, give them money for their candy, and take the candy to their office, so that it's no longer a distraction in the house. If it stays in the house, odds are the pile will eventually thin out a bit. Another option, is to have a "Candy Fairy", who comes and "takes" the candy and puts a toy in place of it. The more candy left behind, the bigger the toy for the child. There are so many fun and creative ways to get rid of the candy, instead of eating it all. According to doctors and nutritionists, a one-night candy splurge won't make a child fat, regardless of their weight. This is also a good time to talk to your child about nutrition, and keeping a healthy and balanced diet.
So, whatever you do with your candy, remember to keep it in moderation.
But, just for tonight, eat all you want. Get that bellyache and watch a horror flick.
Happy Halloween!


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