Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Last post we talked about how to control the “Candy Monsters” leading up to and on Halloween.  We know we would be better off without the sweet treats.  I’ll be the first to confess, it’s a hard thing to limit. 

Now that Halloween is over…... 

Here are 5 ways to help you and your kids get rid of Halloween candy:
1.    “Halloween Candy buy back”- find a dentist in your area who takes it off your hands or some organizations will ship it to troops overseas.
2.    Donate the candy to your local food bank or nonprofit organizations.
3.    Create some candy crafts like gluing candy corns on a frame or wreath. I dare say that once it has glue on it, it’s not so tempting.
4.    Save the candy for Santa trains or gingerbread houses. We have a tradition in our family to make Santa trains. The candy bars are the train cars, licorice for the tracks and lifesavers for wheels.  It becomes a great neighbor gift. We leave the candy wrapped (if the candy will tempt you, hide out of site until ready to use).
5.    If you’re still worried about a possible meltdown with the little ones,     here’s an idea created by a mom for her daughter. (By Jana S. https://allpoetry.com/poem/11042941)
The Switch Witch
Have you heard of the Switch Witch
who loves Halloween?
She comes for the leftover candy
after trick-or-treating!

She's the nicest - but sneakiest -
witch of her kind,
she swipes up candies and sweets
and leaves presents behind!

She swoops from doorstep to doorstep
on a long violet broom -
her black cat rides on the back
since there's plenty of room.

She keeps all her magic
in her tall skinny hat.
She trades you - and then - she flies off!
Just like that!

So take your leftover candy
- set it out by the door
and in the morning you'll find
what she traded you for!

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