Why am I rethinking this?

Last week, overwhelmed with Valentines running all over the house, I asked my oldest to sort out her Valentines — just to go through the loot bag and find anything she didn’t want and to make sure she kept the things she did want.

(ok this was the before photo, but you get the point).


She went through the loot bag and sorted out all the envelopes, extra stickers, and pulled all the lollipops, blowpops, crummy gum, and junky candy out (keeping the chocolate for herself). She handed me the stash of candy and said, “Here’s the trash.”

Instead of taking it and pitching it into the trash, what did I do? I said, “Erin are you sure you want me to throw this away?”

duh. I should have taken the candy and run for the trash can.

Luckily she said, “Yes, Mom. I don’t want it. Throw it away.” Apparently we aren’t doing such a bad job at the food eating thing afterall.

  1. Elizabeth
    March 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Good job. I usually have similar luck. The little boy even kept his Halloween candy in his room until I found it when I was cleaning up in January. It had hardly been touched. They love to take a few of their favs and keep aside and bring the rest to my work to pass out. They started planning that immediately after I picked them up from school after their V-Day parties. They love being the candy fairy.

  2. March 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Livi did the same thing.. ate the chocolate and one lollipop, then junked the rest. She also told me the valentine cookies at school were awful. (Store bought, featuring too much sugar, fat, artificial this and that..) Here’s to home baking!

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