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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?

4 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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

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