The Post Halloween Sugar Coma & Daylight Savings #CoffeeTalk

I do not understand this phenomenon of kids who “forget about” their Halloween candy after a few days. And those who “self regulate”. . . puh!!!

These are some of the answers I got on my Facebook page when I asked what you do with your Halloween candy after Halloween has come and gone and before a permanent sugar coma sets in.


My kids are hoarders, and they are compulsive eaters. Especially when cheap sugar is involved.

After I discovered about 25 candy wrappers in their trash cans, I decided to take charge. I don’t have the heart to take it away from them. And they don’t get LOADS like some kids… it’s not really enough to donate to the military or anything. But it’s enough to give me heart palpitations, thinking about them eating it all in a matter of three days.

They are very territorial about whose is whose so I gave each child a ziploc bag, labeled them, and moved the candy into the respective bags. Then I set it on a high shelf and told them they could ask me for it. We’ll just eat a few pieces a day until it’s gone, I guess. And yes, I do mean WE. As I tell my kids, they have to pay the toll.

As thoroughly convinced as I am that sugar is slowly killing us all, I don’t have the heart to make them toss it.

I do, however, have a post in the works with fun ways to use up that Halloween candy in cute baked goods. Maybe I’ll let my kids bake with some of it . . . that will help us get through it faster.

In other news, daylight savings is not being very friendly to this early bird. I woke at 3:30 this morning raring to go. I forced myself to stay in bed till 4:30 and then got up. I did go to bed at 8:30 last night so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I woke so early. Usually people have more trouble in the spring. For me, fall is worse.

Stay tuned for some creative ways to use up your leftover Halloween candy, and later in the day more about my trip to Costa Rica! I never did finish writing about that experience, and there’s more that I want to say. Turks & Caicos was nice, but I have no need to ever go back. Costa Rica, on the other hand . . . Costa Rica has my heart. I want to go back and experience more of it. I’d love to take my family some day.

Do you have a place like that? Somewhere you can’t get enough of?

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14 thoughts on “The Post Halloween Sugar Coma & Daylight Savings #CoffeeTalk

  1. I’m with you on the daylight savings thing. I wake up too early as it is, so turning the clocks back is no help.

    Alaska is definitely the place that has my heart. I always wanted to go there, and was so excited when friends of ours decided to become missionaries there. We went to visit them 4 years ago and I definitely want to go back. Like you said, it has my heart. It’s a LOT of travel time and expensive, but so worth it!

  2. I’ve never had a problem with the time change. The baby on the other had totally doesn’t understand and mama isn’t a fan of her waking up an hour earlier than normal. 🙁

  3. My kids are exactly the same as yours! They will gorge themselves to the point of stomach aches! We also deal with major behavior changes, especially with my 2 younger boys. After a tough behavior day on Saturday from too much sugar, I decided enough was enough! I gave them ziplocs and let them pick 20 pieces to keep. I took the rest and dumped it! They were actually totally fine with it. I think they realize it’s not good for them, and they also notice how it makes them feel bad. I keep it up high on a shelf, they get a piece after meals a few times a day. This seems to be working fine, but I do hate how it’s all they think about. It’s so much easier to not have it around. I hate being the candy police!!

  4. Honestly, I’m still like that about candy and I’m an adult! I eat pretty healthy throughout the day, so I love to have something sweet after dinner. Since my son is still really little, I was able to just not buy as much this year. I don’t know what I’m going to do when he gets older though! Now, I totally could have enjoyed daylight savings time but my son was very confused and ended up waking even earlier than his normal wake up time. Luckily, he was satisfied to snuggle with me for an hour before he demanded to start the day!

  5. Regarding the candy…if you fill stockings at Christmas and can sneak a few pieces out and freeze them, that works well too!

  6. I agree about the negative effects of sugar as I eat more Skittles!!! I blame the lack of trick and treaters! I loved Costa Rica and we were by the volcano area not the ocean area. It was so cool to see monkeys in the wild. I want to live there but can not convince my husband. We also love St. Martin.

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