Thursday, November 01, 2007

candy hangover

Every year, my spouse and I have the same argument.

(Four year old D. was Batman by day)

He buys the Halloween candy. I tell him he didn't buy enough. One of us goes out to buy more. We have candy left over.


Every year it's the same.

So, this year, when I checked out the stash of candy that T. bought, and it looked like there wasn't enough, I did the only thing that made sense.


I went out and bought more.

And gave it away by the fistful. I restrained kids who were eager to move onto the next house, "No wait! I need to give you more! I have too much! Don't you want chocolate?"


(and a Doggie by night)

When it looked like I was still going to have too much candy I did the only other thing that made sense.
I started eating.

By the time I went to bed I felt a little woozy.


(S. was a bloody good zombie)

And I had candy left over.


I'd say, "live and learn" but I really don't thing that I have. Next year, when I don't think my spouse has bought enough candy, I'll go out and buy more.

(The end.)

More Halloween photos here.

10 comments:

NYCMomma said...

LOL thanks for starting my day with a laugh! Great photos btw.

Ken Craft said...

We had the same problem re. Candy. Katherine bought enough for 150. I suggested not enough. She upped it to 225, in the end we saw about 100 kids. I know what will be going in my lunch bag for the next month.

Harlee said...

OMG, I do exactly the same. But I am the one who buys it & thinks it isn't enough!! I have a bag & a 1/2 left over!! I love the photo's they are great.

MinneapolisMom said...

Okay, that dog costume is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!! And yeah...I'm suffering from a candy hangover too. And a need to lose 10 lbs QUICKLY. Yuk. :(

Sara said...

Hahahahaha -- yeah. I'm sitting here with a plastic cauldron one fourth full of peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs I don't need. I should just throw them out. I'm already kind of sick off of them. But -- but -- they're here. And they're yummy (in a cheap and trashy kind of way). And I have no witnesses.

That dog costume is fabulous, especially the back view.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos..zombie and doggie. Love all the talk about candy, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. In fact, I think I'll re-read them.

Happy Day After Halloween; my first ever without candy:)

Love,

B inT

Jacqueline said...

LOL! I can provide my address to anyone with guilt filled left over candy. Just say the word. We don't live in the "trick or treat friendly" part of the neighborhood so we didn't have ANY candy. I'm just sayin'.

Flippy said...

Ah, the good old days, when I used to live where there actually were trick-or-treaters. I miss seeing all the kids...or being one. Halloween was always a big deal in our household and in our neighborhood. It's a shame that in lots of places, it's changed due to fears of creepy people.

Oh, and my thought about the candy is...one can never have enough of it. Leftover candy is never going to go to waste if I have anything to say about it. I love candy of all kinds.

The photos of the boys are great!

Flippy said...

Btw, that doggie butt is one of my favorite pictures.

mom2amara said...

I love the photos! Happy belated Halloween my dear!