So, you’ve gone trick or treating with your kids and you have gobs of candy! As parents of little ones we have some choices.
- Do what my parents did and let the kids have free reign. This usually involves eating mounds of candy and getting a whopping stomach ache.
- Or, let them choose a few pieces, put the rest away and then be the candy police until Thanksgiving!
Either one of these choices are fine but they do have their drawbacks. My favorite thing to do is to have the Sugar Fairy come!
The Sugar Fairy is a little fairy who eats nothing but sugar. Her family, her whole community relies upon the candy that falls on the ground on Halloween to see her through the long winter months. Now, the luckiest children know of the sugar fairies’ plight and choose to give her their Halloween candy. In return the sugar fairy will bring them little (handmade) gifts and leave them on their doorstep. (The handmade is my addition.) Check out this more detailed story of the Sugar Fairy, to tell your little ones. Last year the Sugar Fairy brought my kids, age 6 and 2, little needle felted monsters and a fun Halloween story dvd. The cute thing is that my six year old saw his monster’s wool roving in my stash and said, “ha, the sugar fairy stole your wool to make our monsters!”. I giggle every time I think of it.