It is only three days after Halloween. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PIECE OF CHOCOLATE LEFT! We have a FEW pieces of other stuff – Twizzlers, jaw breakers, suckers – but NO CHOCOLATE! Woe is me! How did this happen???
For starters, this Halloween was a rainy, windy, blustery, icky day. It was miserable to be outside. Even the promise of free candy wasn’t enough to motivate the kids to stay out for the full 2-hour allotted trick-or-treat time. We were even late getting started, so we were out maybe just a bit over an hour. Decreased begging time means decreased candy.
Another problem this year was Halloween on a Friday. With the kids home all weekend, they ate candy all weekend. When they trick-or-treat on a weekday night, I can leisurely browse through their candy cache while they are at school, sampling their sweets without any competition.
I guess I need to hit the after-Halloween sales and see if I can find some chocolate. I hope I’m not too late. Welcome to the first big party of the Candy Season!