Tuesday, November 4, 2008

30 min alone with candy!

If your kids were alone with their candy for 30 minutes what would they do?

My kids LOVE their Halloween candy. Saturday morning they woke up and started sorting it and comparing with each other. I didn't think too much of it. Then they wanted to go play upstairs with it. I was otherwise occupied with the little one and didn't really care at that point. I did tell them not to eat it.... no, I didn't expect them to listen.
So when I came upstairs to check on the kids and the candy this is what I found.


You might not be able to tell, but there are 3 piles of candy around the car rug and then on the rug are more candy...


Yes, they were playing with their candy like cars. It was very cute and I couldn't resist the photo op! Talmage the next day during quiet time took his candy upstairs and outlined the different candies in his notebook, labeled and colored them so that when he eats them all he still remembers what they looked like.
I have a couple of theories. They are either too deprived of toys and therefore their candy will make great toys... we all know kids love to play with their food, OR they get so much candy all the time that turning it into toys is no big deal, because they have so much candy, OR they just love their candy whether to eat or play, it's all good! A good imagination is priceless. I'm sure you can guess which category my kids fit into.
I am surprised there was no empty wrappers around, but there's still time for that. I just have to be sure they keep the candy up or Punkin might get into it :)

7 comments:

randivon said...

Kids are amazing. First, there is the not eating it when mommy says not too. Mary has surprised me by listening to this request. It sounds like your kids have too. Second, at two, Mary is already sorting and resorting her candy. And, she has decided that Halloween is her "birthday". I think she likes it. It must just be such a cool holiday for the kiddo's that they want to cherish it as longs and as often as possible. Yeah... that seems familiar... but I am getting old and starting to forget.

randivon said...

Oh, and I love your walls in the playroom. they look great!

Amber Joy said...

Candy fun in such a cute candy-striped room!

Alli said...

What good little kids! You've taught them well :)

Tink said...

Wow. That is not only very imaginative, but shows exceptional self-control! Way to go, kids! (:

Jaime and Brent said...

How creative your kids are! I think my kids would have been throwing up by the time I found them because they would have eaten it all. Good kids and a very cute story!:)

ladawnw said...

You have such smart kids and obedient too!! I love that story. I'm pretty sure my kids would of downed all that candy.