Monday, November 16, 2009

Where The Heck Did All Of The Halloween Candy Go?

I've always been able to brag about my kids (well, at least two of them, anyway) and their lack of sweet teeth. My son, John, usually keeps his halloween candy tucked away for almost a year. Ruth is much the same.

Birk is sleeping with a mound of wrappers under her bed as we speak. I never can count on scrounging candy from her.

But, my other two kids, they keep me in mini, snack-sized candy for a full year. At any weak moment, I can dip into their secret and forgotten reserves.

The Snickers go first. Then it's Butterfingers and Baby Ruths. I morph into Three Musketeers and Milky Way bars as the pickings get slimmer. Then it's a toss up until I'm finishing off the Sweet Tarts, usually sometime in the spring.

If I'm super desperate, I sometimes find myself eating Raisinettes in June. This is only if Easter has been a sorry candy return holiday.

But folks, I went looking for the stashes, and we are down to the BARE MINIMUM. It's only been a couple of weeks since Halloween, and the usually reserves are reaching drought level.

What is happening around here? Was this a lean trick or treating year? If that's the case, we are going to have to improve our trick or treating skills and hit it harder next October.

Or, are my kids secretly turning into candy junkies like their mother?


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I have already eaten all of my kids halloween candy...and my hips know it.

blueviolet said...

Dang it! No fair when the stash runs low too quicly. I say work it a little harder next year and up the take!

Helene said...

We still have a ton of candy left but it's mostly the stuff I don't like. I've noticed as my kids get older, they love candy even more. This year, even the 2-yr old twins were refusing to share their candy. Thank goodness they have an early bedtime (that's when I raided their candy supply!)

Jennifer said...

ROTFL! What stash?! "Our" stash was done the day after! ;-)

Lynda said...

Maybe George is sneaking home in his new stealth hybrid and pilfering some of the stash without anyone hearing him.