Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter + WW = EVIL

So, we have about 20lbs of Easter candy in the house. It is just everywhere. I just don't know what to do about it. I have read other people who just throw it away....I am just way too thrifty to do it. Plus my kids would be crushed if I did that. What do you suggest? Please leave me a comment and give me your suggestions please!! Or at least let me know that there are other moms out there dealing with the same thing.


Tricia said...

Okay, this is radical, but it works if you're willing to deal with the possible fallout, or should I say upchuck.

Tell the kids this Saturday, it is CANDY DAY. They can eat all the candy they want. But at the end of the day, the leftover goes in the trash. By the way, pick a day they can go outside and don’t have any responsibilities.

My DENTIST actually gave me the idea. He said one bad day is better than having them eat a steady died of candy for months, for their teeth anyway.

We have done this and no one has ever thrown up, they stop somewhere between severe stomach upset and vomit. :o)

Damselfly said...

Hmm. How about giving the candy as gifts? To the postal carrier. To the supermarket cashier. To the grandparents. The neighbors. Any child in a half-mile radius.... As a kid, I held onto my Halloween and Easter candy for *months* so I'm really not that helpful!