Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mama has a secret

I hope all of you are prepared for my HUGE revelation. I know some of you are going to think, "you are a horrible Mom," but I promise this isn't my normal behavior. I am normally picky about what my children eat. I don't allow lots of sweet sugary stuff and junk food, but I have let that slack a few times this week. I have an excuse though......

Joe is the youth minister at our church and we have kids over all the time and they are CONSTANTLY bringing junk food and leaving it. So last week our Preacher brought Donuts for Study Monday and left them when the kids didn't eat them. So what did Joe Braden want for breakfast Tuesday Morning? got it Donuts! I tried so hard to refuse and really I did say no first, but he gave me that look. He so played on my weakness of not being a morning person. What can I say I had a weak moment. I had him on a sugar rush before he joined his 17 Kindergarten peers. PLEASE DO NOT tell Mrs. Brewer or I may be in D-Hall!!
If this isn't bad enough one of our youth girls made Chocolate cupcakes and left them here. The boys didn't want to eat dinner one night when Joe was working late so I.....get ready...... BRIBED, yes I said it, I BRIBED them with a cupcake. WHY oh WHY am I so WEAK?
So to prevent being "weak" again I have decided we MUST get a visit from the Halloween Fairy this year. Haven't heard of her? Well I got the idea from a friend. They go through their candy Halloween night and decide what they really like, and you give them a limit on how much they can keep. We are taking what is left and putting it on the porch before bed. I told the boys the Halloween Fairy will come and take the candy and leave them a small gift instead, and she will take their extra candy to children who did not get to Trick or Treat. Then I will take the candy to our local food bank for them to use during the holidays. That way we still get the thrill of going to Trick or Treat but not have so much candy to eat. Not to mention Mommy is addicted to Chocolate and if it is here I will gain the 20 pounds I have lost, back!


michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

we did the halloween fairy last year, except my husband and I pretty much were the fairies! :)

Amy from Texas said...

We did the Halloween Fairy last year and it was a big hit! And yes, I ended up eating most of it!! yikes!

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Happy Halloween:-)

Maggie said...

LOL That is so funny! I had never heard of the Halloween Fairy! I can see the look on my 13 year old's face now, "You have GOT to be kidding me, right?!" LOL

Oh well, maybe we'll introduce her to our youngest when he's old enough to start trick or treating. Such a great idea!!

The dreaded Halloween chocolate - it's a weakness for me too, unfortunately!

Mc Allen said...

Man, why couldnt we have been friends 10 years ago!!?? I'd have to wrestle it away from from their cold dead hands!!( they are as big as I am now, I dont stand a my culprits post, and call police) L A

Rachel said...

What a good idea! I'm going to have to remember that!

Spaceofgrace said...

LOL! I will not shame myself and tell you how many bribes I myself have used with my little ones. There is a great baby blues cartoon of a dad trying to calm his kid with an ince cream cone. The caption says... Parenting: Bribery is not only wrong, but absolutely necessary. LOL
Hugs to you. Thanks for being real. I needed that.

Honey Mommy said...

great idea! The Halloween Fairy may have to visit our house. Our two year old will definitely not need to eat all the candy he will end up with!

stefanie said...

Hee Hee, our kids pay the Parent Tax, so they know we end up eating just as much as they do!

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