I just have to vent. I just don't get that people think it's appropriate to use any holiday as an excuse to bombard children (or anyone for that matter) with all sorts of candy. My SIL (who I otherwise adore) gave DS a 2 lb. (I'm guessing) basket filled with nothing (literally nothing) but candy... at 8 am on Sunday morning.
I swooped in to offer him some oatmeal breakfast & luckily one of the candy containers looked like a toy, so he bopped it around while he ate his oatmeal without much caring. Later I gave him 3 jelly-bean-egg-thingies out of an egg containing an adult handful. I threw the rest away.
Goodness! There was just so much candy, it even made me queasy to look at it all!
There is just no getting around how bad sugar is for us, especially for children. Yes, I look back & see that I had my fair share of candy & sugared cereal & etc. & I'm still standing, but we know so much more today. Even if you don't have children, it's hard to escape the headlines that declare sugar to be enemy #1.
I'm down with playing the "switch witch" at Halloween, but the schtick gets a bit old when you have to come up with new tricks to battle every holiday. There were not games & no "switching" this time -- I was just a big meanie & threw it all away (during nap) & told DS that it was not good for him later. I don't really mind anymore what anyone thinks, but that stuff has no place in our home (not that we're perfect... we often have some homemade goodie around for a once-in-a-while treat (& I know sugar is sugar, homemade or not).
Vent over. Thank you!