The Perfect Storm of Halloween Candy.Â LatteGirl and TheWife made their way over to LatteGirl’s school for “Trick or Trunk”Â (For those not familiar Trick or Trunk is sort of like an abbreviated trick or treat game.Â Parents from the school all park in the parking lot, standing by their trunks (get it?) and the kids go Trick or Treating from car to car.Â The good thing about this is that basically you (presumably) can trust all the candy that your kids get, and (yeah right) there is no need to go door to door trick or treating (this second part is a joke).Â The bad thing is that this provides huges amounts of candy for the kids (that isn’t so bad), with them having to cover minimal ground to get it(this is where the problem exists).
So now LatteGirl had met up with her BFF from school and they “work the parking lot” together for candy as the mother’s look on.Â (Don’t worry where I am, we will get to that in a minute.)Â Afterwards the girls then want to “start” trick or treating, so the mother’s decide to allow the girls to hit any house along the way back from school to the BFF’s house.Â That as it turns out is 1/2 mile away.Â So by the time they finished they had not one but two large bags EACH, brimming with candy.
Meanwhile back on the home front, I sat patiently awaiting trick or treaters.Â This has been a dying tradition on my block.Â Unfortunately, there are far too many people on my block that don’t participate.Â Thus leaving the block rather dark.Â So the kids come less and less.Â This year looked to be starting out differently, as we got about 10 kids within the first 1/2 after I got home from work.Â But then… nothing.Â It was like they all disappeared.Â I could hear kids several blocks away.Â I could see them walking down the main street.Â But very few ventured our way again the rest of the night.Â The few that did were handsomely rewarded with huge amounts of candy.Â But even with that, I was left with quite a bit.
After sorting through the stuff that nobody like, TheWife and I each taking a plastic pumpkin full of candy to work, each we still have more candy than (I think) any one location (short of a candy store) should have at any one time.Â So, what do you do with your “overflow?”