The Sugar Witch is not something I or my children become after
The Sugar Witch my friends may just be one of the greatest tales told to youngsters to come along this century. According to the Drama Queen the Sugar Witch is nice and wears pink from top to bottom and has a candy cane pointed hat. The Sugar Witch comes to visit your home after Halloween. She needs candy to survive you see and is very willing to trade the bucket o' candy you just tromped around the neighborhood for, for say a book, DVD, or small toy; I got away with a five dollar Webkin last year. Worth the investment in my book. That's right friends, my little 5 year old bought it hook, line, and bribery. I did allow her to pick out 5 pieces of candy to keep, then we put the rest in a bucket on the porch before bed. In the early morning, I heard squeals of joy likened to Christmas!
Genius. I however, cannot take credit for this, but have to give props to a lovely lady in my MOPS group for the tip who blogs over at Salt in Suburbia. The Sugar Witch came 2 days after Halloween for us, but she might have so many houses to hit, and not have the speed of reindeer assist, and may come later for other children. So maybe after the Kit Kats are gone, whenever.
Pre-Sugar Witch days, I would ration out the candy, and by ration, I mean throw it away. Too much candy makes for crabby kids, or at least for mine. My kids go into hyper-overdrive on refined sugar. They still eat it, but in moderation. Who needs 19 pounds of Laffy Taffy? The boy can only have like two things anyway due to his dietary restrictions, so what fun is that?
I am going to donate my candy given to the Sugar Witch this year. This is also a great option for older kids. There are several places that will take the Halloween candy donations and send it to the troops overseas. Or even better a local hospital paid kids a dollar per pound for their candy and they had the option to donate their money to a local food shelf. I found tons of links for my area, but nothing on a national level...gonna have to Google it kids!
Hope your Halloween is Spooktacular and the Sugar Witch comes to your town!