Halloween and the Candy Fairy
The Candy Fairy is a fun solution for less candy consumption at Halloween. The Candy Fairy allows kids to “help” others and learn about giving.
Times are rough out there. The government inefficiencies have hit everyone hard.
Candy City has an energy crisis. They’re at the point of rationing.
You can help. You can help the citizens of Candy City. Candy City powers their homes and businesses with sugar and candy. Halloween is their “black Friday” when everyone can finally relax a bit.
If you leave your bucket of candy on the front porch and go hide in your room, the Candy Fair will take it away to convert it to energy. In gratitude, she will leave you a lovely present – a thank you present if you will.
Jack believes with his whole heart in the Candy Fairy. He doesn’t want her fair city to go dark, and for the poor fairy families to live a cold life. He also knows that candy is delicious, but not great for him. He picks out his 20 favorite pieces of candy (the number increases a bit every year as you age), leaves the bucket on the porch, and returns to find a fabulous new toy for him. A win for everyone.
Like all holiday “spirits” the Candy Fairy can live in our hearts, or not. We get the choice to believe or not. To this day, I still remember one of the best Christmases we had growing up. It was a white Christmas (so rare in Seattle), and Santa left footprints and reindeer prints all over the yard, and we even saw snowy footprints leading from the fireplace to the tree.
Was I harmed by that memory? Nope, I keep it close and cherish it to this day.
Let’s talk candy. And sugar. I don’t hate candy. I’m not the type of person who will say “I love to have a piece of imported dark Belgium chocolate every two or three days”. F that.
If there is a Milky Way dark insight, I’m on it like Donkey Kong.
Halloween isn’t a bad thing. You get to dress up and pretend and get free stuff. It’s pretty cool! However, too much candy and sugar is not cool. My child already has enough energy, the addition of sugar is not needed. I have the feeling that a lot of parents also feel like that.
We don’t get a TON of trick-or-treaters at our house, so we have no need for a ton of items to give out. I’m ok with spending a bit more than if I just bought some fun-sized candy at the grocery store. We have done Goldfish crackers, fruit leather, and mini Play Dohs (Costco has them for under $14) in the past. Hands down, the kids prefer the glow sticks that you can get 20/$1 at the dollar store.
Am I still giving out processed packaged items? You bet. Is it slightly better than a ton of candy? For sure.
Will it piss off the Candy Fair and the dwellers in Candy City? Definitely.
Time to tighten your belts ladies, and conserve that candy. Jack will share.