I thought I had been so resourceful, making the kids cookies out of leftover candy just sitting around.
But then I realized, too late, all I had done was feed them more candy faster.
I didn’t like that, and decided that the candy was a trap.
Nathan and I don’t eat it, so it just builds up and gets stashed around, waiting to sucker in some hungry person who forgot to seek out nutrients.
So I hunted it all down, even mom’s stash still hidden in the closet of the bathroom.
All together we came up with an entire trash bag full, most of it more than a year or two old.
It was horrifying.
We breathed a sigh of relief as 5’s favorite dumpster man drove it away in his big truck.
So much, so gross.