Halloween is just a few days away, but we’re already swimming in candy. The girls each have a bag of treats from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I have a grocery bag full of candy for a news segment tomorrow (to be used for our own Trick or Treaters this weekend), and, of course, we’re anticipating even more as the week goes on.
Ordinarily, I don’t let them have a lot of sweets. Even on Halloween. I always try to buy my favorites out of their treat bucket. (Or, you know, take them when no one is looking.) But, I always offer my girls the option to leave their candy out on Halloween night for The Great Pumpkin.
They can take a few favorite pieces, and trade the rest for something even better. The Great Pumpkin will come in while they are sleeping and exchange the bucket of treats for a special toy or movie. It’s a fun way to convince little ones to go easy on the Halloween sweets. I may struggle with moderation, but I hope we’re teaching our girls better habits.
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