Make Halloween tolerable.
Piles of candy.
Times 4 Trick or Treaters.
(Basket of dirty laundry, Old man, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a Cheerleader)
Equals too much candy in the house.
So....They come home and sort.
And sort some more.
And bag it all away.
Five pieces of candy per bag.
Each Saturday they pick a candy bag when their chores are done.
They can eat the candy from the bag whenever they want.
If they want to eat it all, that's fine.
If they want a piece mid-morning, that's fine too.
But, they only have those 5 pieces of candy.
They won't get any more until Saturday.
Five years ago my friend Susy told me about candy bags in Sweden.
We loved this little Saturday tradition, and it's worked so well for our kids.
The little bags go in the garage fridge, and they have candy bags until Easter.
Now I just need someone to give me some candy bags of dark chocolate.
Then life will be really good. :)