It's the day after Halloween and at this point in the day we've sent our overtired, sugared up school age kids to school for a day that every teacher dreads, the day after Halloween.
The costumes have been strewn aside, the pumpkins will now begin to rot and the candy, oh the candy, is about to become a real treat.
Now that the kids are gone I can look through their bags and snag my favorites without anyone looking and telling me, "No, that's my favorite." I don't want to admit how many Almond Joys and Reeses I've had this morning though I will say the number might rhyme with heaven. Do I get a pass since I'm pregnant?
I also use this time to weed out some of the items I'm not crazy about my kids having. Like pop!
Seriously, I don't need my first grader asking me if he can drink a Mountain Dew after school today thank you very much.
I plan on using the next several days to weed out the bags because unfortunately it seems the older the kids get the more they remember, photographically it seems, what they had in their bag.
"Where'd that box of Dots go?" the 8th grader in our house asks because of the 12 pounds of candy he accumulated last night he could keep track of that one box of Dots.
Last night when the kids were done trick or treating we let our younger ones choose a few pieces to eat before brushing their teeth and heading to bed and let our older ones go to town. "Knock yourselves out," we basically said knowing the bags would soon be moving to the kitchen.
Now it's the day after and I'm sick of the candy and the forthcoming conversations about the candy already. Nevermind the fact that I don't even know where to put it all.
How do you handle the aftermath of Halloween at your house? Do you donate it? Bring it to work? [a problem when you work from home] Know of any nearby Buy Back programs?
Share in the comments the creative or not so creative ways you handle the excessive candy.