I’m scared of halloween. Not of the ghouls and goblins, of course (I AM a grown-up you know). I am scared of the mountain of candy that is going to be in our house in about 32 hours.
In the past we have had this little tradition with the halloween candy. Of course the boys get to eat some candy while trick-or-treating. Then, when they come in after trick-or-treating, we dump all of their candy, combined, into a huge pile in the middle of the floor. All the full-size candy bars get removed from the pile and set aside. Then the boys get to take turns picking out their favorites. This year we have settled on the number “30″…they get to pick out 30 pieces each. The boys each have a tupperware container for their 30 pieces. Then those are their treats for the next year. Other candy they get at birthday parties or whatever goes into their containers also, so it usually does last the whole year. Whatever’s left in their container gets thrown out before the next halloween.
So, back to the mountain of candy that’s left. I go through it and pick out all MY favorites (basically all the chocolate). I put it and all those full-size candy bars in ziplocks in the freezer. Chad takes the rest to work.
I have every intention to maybe eat a piece of that chocolate in the freezer every now and then. Usually it’s so much…like 2 or 3 gallon size ziplocks full. It should last a long time, right? Well, it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving. Blech. My beginning of the holiday free-for-all.
I really don’t want to have a holiday free-for-all this year. I kind of had a summer free-for-all. Now I’ve been back on track since school started and I’m feeling great. I’m thinking I’m going to let Chad take all the chocolate to work too. I’m stressing over it. I want it, but I don’t want it. I can’t believe I have anxiety over candy! I’m a grown-up, as I said, right? If you used to weigh 270 pounds, you might have anxiety over candy too. I wish I wasn’t so obsessive-compulsive about food. I wish I was better at moderation. But I don’t think their is really a cure for my condition. It’s chronic.