The Day After Halloween . . . or A Dentist’s Nightmare

November 1, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family

Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!

Over at Kailani’s Hale, we had my family over for dinner and then took all the kids out trick-or-treating. The funny thing is that I live in one of the driest areas on the island, which causes me to pray for rain pretty frequently. Well, last night my prayers were answered. It poured! Maybe I should make my requests a little more specific next time.

Because of this, we didn’t let the kids go to too many homes. And since there were less little ones on a quest for candy, the homes that were participating were giving away bags full to whoever stopped by just to get rid of it. I even got some for myself! hee hee

Now the question is, what do I do with all this candy? There is no way that I’m letting my kids eat all this! So, I’m curious to know, what do you do with all your kids’ candy?


Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter the Halloween Costume Contest!

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


24 Responses to “The Day After Halloween . . . or A Dentist’s Nightmare”
  1. Melli says:

    LOL! This was a ritual with us! We let them eat AS MUCH AS THEY WANTED that night and the following day! Then for the next 7 days they were allowed to choose 3 pieces a day. After that … sad to say … we threw it away!

    Melli’s last blog post..Marriage Meme #2

  2. momto3cubs says:

    My kids ate it all, within about 36 hours. Get it over and done with quickly, LOL.

    momto3cubs’s last blog post..Halloween

  3. Adventures In Babywearing says:

    Oh my! I’d bag it up and ration it as well as you can!


  4. Maribeth says:

    Wow, look at how grown up the girls are getting. Especially Baby Bug!!! She’s getting long legs!!

  5. Lulu says:

    Cute picture! Both the kids AND the candy…

    My son is 18 now, but I used to bag up whatever he wouldn’t eat and take it all to the office. It would all be gone in a matter of hours! Crazy scavenger co-workers…

    Lulu’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen: Lulu’s Halloween Extravaganza

  6. MomOnTheGo says:

    I like the pictures. I wonder if it will seem like a lot of candy 5 years from now – your kids may not think so anyway ;+)

    My daughter is 3 isn’t even a fan of sweets. She will eat a few of the suckers but not the chocolate bars or nibs. I think my husband will be pitching in to help with those things. I need them to leave the house or I will eat them, too.

    MomOnTheGo’s last blog post..Halloween Highlights

  7. Kelly @ Love Well says:

    We let the kids have one piece a day for a while. Then, once everyone is sick of it, we store it and enjoy our year’s supply of candy.

    Two exceptions: One, I take out (almost) everything that isn’t chocolate to send in our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Candy makes great filler. And since we’re working on our boxes this weekend, the timing is perfect.

    And two, I use as much candy as possible every time we have a birthday pinata.

    Kelly @ Love Well’s last blog post..Never Mind Robert Frost, This Gold Can Stay

  8. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    They look great in their costumes. Wow, they received lots of great goodies.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..I’m On Top of the World

  9. karen meg says:

    We usually let the kids eat one or two treats a day; they usually tire of it well before it’s all gone, and then, yup, we throw it away.

    karen meg’s last blog post..The Day After

  10. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    We used to let them have a piece or two a day but that stretched it out so long that this year we were going to let them eat as much as they wanted over a day or two and then get rid of the rest. But, between the rain and Hannah being sick, we don’t have a whole lot to worry about. I don’t really mind! :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..NaBloPoMo

  11. Lissete says:

    You mean after I take out all the Kit Kats, Twix & Take 5s for me???? ;)

    Your girls look so much older in that picture! Even Baby Bug seems to have lost the baby cheeks! They’re still super cute though!

    Lissete’s last blog post..TWO!

  12. Dana says:

    I got a great idea for you Kailani. As an extra prize for the costume contest winners, throw in some candy!!! That way, you can get rid of it without throwing it away!!

    Also, that IS a whole lotta candy!!!

    Your kiddos are so adorable. Who is the extra one? Did you get him in your trick-or-treat basket?

    Hope you had a great holiday – sorry it rained!

    Dana’s last blog post..Have You Heard This Song?

  13. Renee says:

    I’ll be getting stuff for Operation Christmas Child too and I usually just let DD have it…she is really good at self control, especially since I let her have as much as she wants. After a while I want to throw it all out though.

    Renee’s last blog post..An Award for The Spirit of Christmas

  14. The Foo says:

    that is a lot of candy! sorry about the bad timing though. however, sounds like the kids had fun even with the rain :-)

    The Foo’s last blog post..Be Frank

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    The Foo’s last blog post..Be Frank

  16. Carrie says:

    After I sneak the reeses out.. We just let em eat whatever they want… as long as they are still eating their 3 meals a day. AND brushing their teeth 2 times a day. Seems to work, they are almost sick of it already 1 day later!

  17. Lotus Carroll says:

    Wow. Look at all that loot!

    Lotus Carroll’s last blog post..Haiku Friday, #3

  18. Jamie (Blonde Mom Blog) says:

    I’m embarassed to say we have SO much candy for trunk or treat Saturday at our brother-in-law’s church, a daycare party, and actual trick or treating that the treat bags were busting! ;)

    I moved it to our utility room where the girls seem to have forgotten about it. I’m going to take about half of it to my office! I may see if my great aunt would like some for her retirement center.

    Jamie (Blonde Mom Blog)’s last blog post..Goodwill Hunting

  19. Sarah @ Real Life says:

    OMGoodness! Your kids are absolutely adorable!!

  20. Desert Songbird says:

    Candy has been known to go to hubby’s office.

    BTW – did you notice Baby Bug is giving her patented smile there? Too dang cute!

    Desert Songbird’s last blog post..Weird is As Weird Does

  21. Beagoodmom says:

    There is a dentist here that will pay kids $1 per pound of candy they turn in. He sends it in military care packages. According to the newspaper article I read on him the other day, he used to just exchange the candy for a new toothbrush, but he had to up the ante as kids lost interest in shiny new toothbrushes.

    Beagoodmom’s last blog post..We need a blog name for the baby.

  22. Pinkjagxj says:

    Freeze it! When the kids have friends or cousins over, pull some candy out for a snack and you’re the coolest mom there is.

  23. Holly Schwendiman says:

    And I haven’t even gotten through last year’s stash! It is amazing how much they come home with!


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