I read the funniest article the other day about how parents manage the candy load that their kids schlepp home after trick-or-treating. Most folks allow their kids one or two days to dive in at will, then they confiscate the rest and dole it out as they see fit.
Switch-Witch is a newer concept where the kids leave their candy out on Halloween night and a tooth fairy type person exchanges it for small, non cavity producing, treats and toys while they are sleeping.
Also covered in the article was how adults deal with their own candy consumption; purchase candy too soon and you run the risk of deplEATing your own resources. Some (like yours truly) buy candy they don’t like (at the last minute) as a hedge against their own propensity to overindulge. Additional steps include removing all personal favorites from their kid’s stash after trick or treating and bringing that pile to work the very next day. Of course there’s the ever popular option of simply tossing it all in the trash and covering it with coffee grinds and table scraps.
The rate of candy hand out is also serious business because while you sure don’t want to run out before the menacing teens arrive you also don’t want to be left with half a cauldron full of leftovers.
Halloween.. who knew it was this complicated?