Sunday, November 1, 2009

Question of the Week

It's time for another Question of the Week by Multiples and More. I read their question every Sunday, but usually only answer the ones that I don't have to think too much about (I know, cheating). This week's question is:

What is your policy on giving kids candy? What age do you think it is appropriate? And.. be honest.. do you eat your kids Halloween candy?:)

Before having kids (and just after having kids) I felt that candy wasn't for young children. I really thought you should wait until they were around 4 or 5 years old at least. This quickly changed as many family members started to give the boys candy at holidays and family get togethers. I always made sure it was age-appropriate candy for them and also made sure we didn't give them candy on a daily basis. Recently, we have been giving the boys some dairy-free candy (candy corn and skittles mainly) as dessert and special treats.

As for Halloween candy...last year we definitely did eat the boys' since we felt they were too young for most of the candy they received trick-or-treating. This year we did not get to go trick-or-treating because of illness running through our household along with the fact that it was raining. If we had gone then we would have once again eaten most of their candy since they can't have anything with dairy in it. We wouldn't want to waste candy, right?!?!


Lani said...

It is definitely not right to waste candy:)
Thanks for participating in this week's QOTW:)

Mrs. B said...

found your site through the multiples and more blog, and i agree. we can't be wasting candy! ;)