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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Loot

My boys had approximately 90 pieces of candy each. We know because they counted it, rather obsessively, I might add. We had a family meeting the morning after and the plan we came up with was that they each got to keep 15 pieces. They can have three pieces a day at 3pm for five days and the rest of it...went away (to daddy's work).

If they ask for candy outside the scheduled time, a piece gets taken away from the stash-o-fifteen. Plan seems to be working well so far.

I offered to buy all of Tank's candy from him for two dollars and though tempted, he did not cave. damn.

How do you handle it?


  1. Our house is lucky to be visited by the Great Pumpkin. The kids get to fill a small ziplock with their favorite candies, then the rest goes into a big bag for the Great Pumpkin who takes it away and leaves a small gift in return. After that, the kids can have one or two pieces a day. I too fill a small ziplock with Snickers bars to stash in the freezer, but the Great Pumpkin never leaves me anything.

  2. I am aware of the great pumpkin but am FAR too lazy to manage him!

  3. A dentist office here would buy it back (Can't remember the $$$ but I think it was pretty nice) and then shipped the candy to our troops overseas. I think it went over well.

    But your plan is pretty good too. The Great Pumpkin idea is a fun way to do it too.

  4. We just ate ours until it was all gone... about 45 pieces a night until its gone... that worked too.