Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

So what do you do about that pillowcase full of 40 pounds of candy that your kid brings home? Don't you get tired of being the "Candy Police"?

One year I got so tired of it that I told my kids to "Go ahead. Eat as much as you want." So my oldest son completely pigged out. A few hours later, he was barfing his guts out. Hee. I never had to police his candy intake again.

Anyway, listen up. This was on the Today Show this morning and I think it's a brilliant idea:

Head over to for more details, but, in a nutshell, your kids take their candy to a participating dentist, who pays them $1.00 for every pound of candy!

Now here's the absolute best part- the dentist then sends all that collected candy to our military people overseas!

Is that not a freakin' BRILLIANT idea? Unfortunately, there's no dentist anywhere near me who's participating, but I'm giving the link to my dentist next week when I go in.

Last night was our Trick or Treat. No one would DARE have it on a Friday or Saturday night because *gasp* it might interfere with high school sports!

I thought you might like to see a pic of me in my costume:


And now I leave you with these words of wisdom passed on to me by a wise old co-worker of mine many, many years ago...

When the weather's hot and sticky,
That's no time for dunkin' dicky.

But when the frost is on the pumpkin,
That's the time for dicky dunkin'.

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MB (Leah) said...

My, my Bev--that's some kind of costume you got there. :D

I need to find me one like that. LOL

I don't have to worry about policing since I don't have kids. But I can imagine that it's hard.

When I was a kid, I was one of those who would spread out the goods, categorize them into different piles and then I would allow myself to eat one or two pieces a day. It would last me usually 6-8 months. :D Anal much? LOL

Now I have candy sitting in the back room for kids that aren't coming, cause they never do, and I've eaten at least 6 little candy bars today. Damn. Where's the police when you need them? LOL

I saw that my dentist had that sign up in his office when I went yesterday. What a nifty idea.

Bev(QB) said...

LOLOLOL I was the same way! My Halloween candy lasted for MONTHS. If it was a particularly good year, then between my Easter candy and my Halloween candy, I always had a stash. Hidden VERY well, of course, which would drive my younger brother batshit crazy!