I know it’s been over a week since Halloween, but I wrote this post awhile back and for some reason, it never published! Ahhh!
After Halloween, we were so flush with candy, I thought I might go crazy. Ginger (8) had the bright idea to donate most of our candy to Project Gratitude – which sends care packages to US Troops overseas. She read about that on News-O-Matic (her kids’ news app she reads morning).
Ginger got her sisters involved, and they got to work sorting out the candy. 🙂
The only problem was that Ellie (2) decided her strategy was to “eat one, donate one” – and that added up to a lot of candy she ate. By the time I saw what she was doing, she had wayyyy overdone it! She seemed fine physically (a little hyper), so I didn’t worry about it.
Well, that night when Evan was reading Ellie a bedtime story, she vomited ALL over Evan and her bed. Evan was mucho disgusted by it – and Ellie was miserable. She basically vomited all night long.
Also – I had JUST washed ALL the sheets and blankets, since she’d had an accident in the bed the night before! Isn’t that how it always works?
The girls saved a small bag of their favorites (all chocolate) – and put it up on the desk in the living room. Well, when we were at piano lessons, Daisy got onto the desk and ate ALL the chocolate candy (including most of the foil wrappers)! I found out about it quickly after – and induced vomiting (hydrogen peroxide). That is NOT the first time I’ve saved Daisy from Halloween candy. The last time it happened was three years ago when I was seven months pregnant with Ellie!
Needless to say, all the Halloween candy is now GONE from the house, and I am SO GLAD! I’ve dealt with enough vomit to last me awhile. Haha. 🙂
In case you’re wondering, Daisy is fine and so is Ellie. But it will be a long time before we let anymore Halloween candy in the house – probably about a year, right? 🙂