Girls Write Out
Thursday, April 27, 2006
It’s that time of year again. The plastic Easter eggs have been tossed, the baskets stored away, and only one thing remains. The candy. My kids have weeded through and eaten most of what they like. Clearly, they’re pickier than I.

Just when I finally got rid of (ate) my annual package of Peeps, new candy sits on my kitchen counter, a colorful collection of foil-wrapped temptation. Peppermint patties, Hershey kisses, and worst of all . . . Reese’s Cups. It’s enough to drive a woman to a chocolate-induced coma. Or at least a sugar high.

What kind of cruel holiday tradition is this that sends kids home with loads of candy? Sure, the kids enjoy it, but then they run off to school the next week, leaving me alone with it. Don’t they know I can’t handle this kind of temptation?

Just the other day, I stuck my head in the candy basket. Yes, my head. I wasn’t going to eat one, I just wanted to smell it. I’m sick that way. (Make fun if you like, but smelling is calorie-free)

I’m the only mom shoving the candy basket at my kids every day after school. “Here, guys! Eat up!”

And still, a month’s worth of candy sits calling my name. I can’t bring myself to throw away good chocolate, so I guess I’ll just have to deal with it. Next year, though, we’re hiding money. I know my kids won’t let that go to waste.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 3:10 AM  
  Comments (9)
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At 11:01 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

I don't do candy at Easter. Oh my gosh, I'm the Easter Grinch. LOL This year, my mom did a hunt, and put Snickers in the eggs, which of course, my kids won't touch.

Here's my advice D. Go buy some really good chocolate, and then have one of their candies directly afterwards. It will cure you. YOu'll know that wasting calories on cheap candy isn't worth it!!! Oh and slyly throw pieces away each day. : )

At 5:48 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

my parents never gave us candy at easter. they (ok my dad) decided we didn't need it, and so wasn't gonna give us any. of course, our grandparents always gave us an easter egg, but that's it and dad said that was way too much chocolate (i think more to the point, he hates to see chocolate sitting there, and wants itmore than we ever did). so, i never get anything for easter, my gran usually gives me a lindt bunny (mmmmm lindt chocolate!) and often that sits in the cupboard for weeks until i eat it. cept for this year,i ate it on easter day. haha, i figured if i didn't eat it then,it would never get eaten. lol.

At 7:32 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

The sad thing is, I KNOW good chocolate. But I also know I can't keep DeBrands in the house and expect to keep my hands out of it. Just like Di, I'll resort to chocolate chips if I have to.

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

One of my old work pals had a husband that could not pass up a an after easter sale he bought 12 chocolate bunnies and actually put them in their freezer and ate on them throughout the year. :}
I can't imagine that they would taste as good as fresh can you?

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Solid chocolate . . . maybe not. But I freeze candy a lot just for a change. Candy bars are great frozen. (Originally I froze candy so I wouldn't eat it. Then I found out I liked it that way.) How sad is that?

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

We went to an Easter egg hunt at my friend's in-laws. For four kids there must have been 200 eggs, all filled with chocolate. I don't think I saw one jelly bean! We walked away with 2 Walmart bags half filled with candy. When we got to my Grandmother's house, I promptly began filling her plastic easter eggs, so my nieces and nephews could hunt. That got rid of one bag, and I have no idea where my husband stashed the other bag. Maybe I need to put out an APB!

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Deborah Raney said...

Oh, LOL! Did this post ever strike a chord with me--seeings as how I polished off at least 6 of those little Russell Stover foil-wrapped Easter eggs yesterday. I ate all the pink ones--didn't go with my decor, then ate a green one to even up the green and gold, then ate one of each--again, to keep things even. Oh, no! I just checked and someone must have eaten 3 greens last night because they're uneven again. Better go take care of that... ; )

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

LOL - Deb's like me with M&Ms. Have to eat them by color. ;)

But I turned to chocolate velvet coffee. Smells heavenly, has a good, rich chocolatey flavor and no calories. It's not Godiva, but it helps.

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Suzanne said... know, I forgot all abot the Easter candy! Must be because I haven't seen it since we came home from the Easter egg hunt. My 9 year old must have gotten wise to her mom!
Go, buy yourself a nice bag of Dove chocolates. Not only do they taste wonderful but they each have a nice little saying on the inside of the wrapper. That way you can open it "just to read the inside" and then you HAVE to eat the chocolate!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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