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Welcoming in November…with candy?

November 2, 2011

Halloween has come and gone. On October 31st, the sun set and the ghouls emerged from every corner of town. They sprung from bushes and sidewalks, each of them begging for something sweet from each house in the neighborhood. Our numbers were down a little this year. In the past, we saw around a hundred kids come to our door. This year, we barely met 50.

So, as the sun rose on November 1st, we found that we had a situation. We’d purchased candy for 150 kids. As the night moved on, and kids came and left our doorstep, we never reached the bottom of the candy bowl. We now have at least 75 pieces of candy left. A situation like this might lead the average household to slowly eat the remaining candy their self. But, not being candy eaters, eating it just isn’t an option. So, what do we do with it?

Do we take it to work, and dump it on our innocent co-workers? Not a good plan. Everyone would be sleeping in their cubes by 1:30. Do we throw it in the garbage? A brave option, but wasteful. If we wanted to simply throw it away, we would have bought Smarties and Corn Candy, instead of the good stuff. So, what is the solution then?

Happy Halloween

Thankfully, this time of year is filled with holiday cheer, and Halloween is only the beginning. On top of that, if you haven’t noticed, kids like candy no matter what time of year it is. Now, I’m going to enter a quick disclaimer here: The shelf life of a typical mini-candy bar is three months. Read the package. This means what I am about to tell you is perfectly safe to do. And you can do it too!

Any candy we have remaining from the most recent Halloween will serve as filler for holiday gifts in December. That’s right. For each niece and nephew, along with a toy, a game and some clothes, their gift will include a handful of candy. What kid isn’t gonna go crazy for that? If you think this is a great idea, you can thank my wife; the queen of efficiency.

So, this holiday season, remember, there is no rule (or health code) that says we can’t give candy to the kids all season long. 🙂

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  1. November 23, 2011 11:38 am

    I think that you should give it to your co-workers! Save your poor sister-in-law from even more energetic boys!

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