As I’m shopping for fruit in town yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice the enormous amount of candy in the aisles just waiting for the Halloween weekend ahead. Something I did notice however was how much bigger the bags are. Maybe I’m just imagining it, but they seemed huge! AND they were $8 per bag! Dang – is it just me or does that seem expensive? No – That’s expensive! I’m under strict orders from my kids that I cannot hand out apples J so I need to find something I’m comfortable with giving out. I almost feel ‘guilty’ by not having candy which is completely ridiculous. I guess it’s one of those things that have ‘always been that way’ and when you don’t follow the status quo, you feel a little out of sorts. But I have to say, I don’t feel guilty enough to hand out buckets of candy either. J Maybe I can meet the kids at the door and just have spoon and a 5 pound bag of sugar and give them each a mouthful of that. Same thing really. J
I empathize with the teachers when the kids come to school the next morning and they are in a sugar coma. From past experience, I know there will be some sluggish kiddos and the learning process will be slow – kind of like warming up cold molasses.