Sweet Soapbox

OK kids, fess up!  I want to hear about your Halloween, the annual celebration of sugar :)  

In the past, I've purchased little baggies of pretzels to hand out, figuring that what was leftover would be less destructive than those delectable chocolate treats.  This year, however, I opted to go for the good stuff!  One bag of assorted Reese's candies (Cups, Pieces, Sticks and Fast Breaks) and then a bag of the tiny mini sized Snickers, Milky Ways, Twix and 3 Muskateers.  

Now, normally we don't get a whole lot of kids coming to our door, so I assumed that we'd retain the bulk of the candies (to be doled out over the course of the next few months).  To my surprise, we wound up giving away most of it!  By the end of the evening, we were carefully choosing what we'd part with, and what we simply had to hold on to :)

Chances are that DH will soon finish it off before I reach for the chocolate again.  He's good like that ;)

But I had a piece or two last night, and I'm perfectly content with those few nibbles.  Because what's Halloween without a little sugar rush?

And on that note - what's up with all the people trying to kill that sugar buzz?  I'm all for health and wellness, but there are some things you just don't mess with!  Chocolate at Halloween, Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving and anything barbecued or smoked at a summer outdoor gathering.  

Lighten up, people.  Let your kids collect massive bags of glorious candy.  Let them enjoy one evening of gluttony and then put the candies away in the closet and enjoy them, in normal human moderation, for a few more weeks.

Just remember to brush your teeth :)

1 comment:

  1. Great post..Keep posting..

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