Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Candy Disappears into Thin Air

Halloween was a ghoulishly good time and the kids scored more candies than a vampire at midnight in a blood bank.  But this year, I changed the game on them.  All weekend long they were allowed to eat whatever candy they wanted, whenever they wanted.  Maggie even had Peanut Butter Cups and milk for breakfast on Saturday.  I cringed as I passed her the milk. 

Last night when La Nina was sick of chocolate, I offered them $10 each for all of their candy.  The deal:  if I bought the candy, then it was mine, not theirs anymore.  La Nina agreed readily, Maggie just sort of went along, but she warmed up to the idea when I agreed to take her to Toys R' Us today.  

Tonight we ran over to Toys R Us, where the two girls shopped til they dropped.  They each brought their wallets, so they had more than the proceeds from their candy sales.  It was great.  I got tons of ideas for Christmas, they both spent a few bucks on toys and the Halloween candy is gone from our lives forever.  And the funny thing is:  Neither kid asked for candy once all day.


  • At 7:18 PM , Blogger Marci said...

    A friend of mine buys the candy on a declining scale. On Halloween, the offer on the table is $30, the day after it's $25.


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