As the weather begins to turn and thoughts of Halloween begin to enter the picture, I have three major concerns:
- Is it too early to put Monster Mash back into my playlist?
- Will I gain all my weight back by my natural addiction to candy corn?
- How on earth will I monitor the kids’ candy intake?!
I must admit the kids know what is in most all Halloween candy. Victoria missed her cousin’s birthday party this past weekend, so Aaron came home with a goodie-bag for her. Vic perused all the candy and announced as she prepared it for consumption, “Ooooh. This one has Yellow 6 in it. But it’s SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!” (They particularly like Butterfinger candy bars.)
They have done so well at going without “all the bad stuff” that I hate to tell them they can’t have Halloween candy. I was scolded by co-workers when I suggested disallowing Halloween candy. And really, the scolding was quite warranted. No Halloween candy? Why don’t I just poison Santa’s reindeer while I’m at it? No, I’ll be fair and allow candy. But I will insist on limits.
As for me…I have proven so far that if a sweet item has no chemically harmful ingredients in it, I am quite capable of over-indulgence. Need I mention the Newman-O’s again???? And I must confess that I have searched high and low for organic candy corn, and found it to be as mythical as unicorns. So I am just waiting for the chance to pounce on some Brach’s, but I know that it could mean finding a few of the pounds I lost earlier. So I will try very hard to avoid the candy aisle for another couple of weeks. Maybe I should just stick to lollipops and chocolate.
Happy handy-dandy candy season!