Sunday, November 1, 2009

Now that Halloween is over...............

Dear children,
It has come to my attention that you received quite a bit of candy from trick or treating last night. It is now time for you to pay your "candy tax" for this year.

Taxes will be as follows:
ALL of the Three Musketeers.
1/2 of all Reese's peanut butter cups
1/2 of Hershey bars, or if you wish, you may substitute Milky Way bars.
In addition, any Butterfingers or Almond Joys donated to me will receive a tax credit.
If you do not like nuts, I will just assume that you will be handing over the peanut M&Ms. No tax credit will be given for these, however, they most likely will put me in a better mood, which is always beneficial to you.

You may feel that these taxes are unfair, but let me point out that I did sacrifice many hours of my own sleep to make your costumes, and the cuteness of said costumes most likely earned you extra candy at certain houses. (I know this to be true after one neighbor gave Max three big handfuls of candy while saying "You're just so cute that I think you should have extra candy!)

Thank you,


Yes, I'm still here. Miraculously enough, Brielle was the only one in our house to get sick with the flu. I've been so busy with work that I kept saying that I didn't have time to get sick until November 1st. (which would be today.........)

So far I'm feeling OK. Except for this stupid cough that I have developed over the last few hours.

I have signed up for NaBloPoMo, so I will be back tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day..........

Also, last night, one of my kids received a candy bar "Snickers CHARGED"
It has caffeine in it.
I've never been a big fan of the Snickers bar, however, I may just have to rethink this.


The Boob Nazi said...

I REALLY want a snickers. It's all I can think about. Well, other than black cherry ice cream and pancakes.

TJ said...

We have a candy tax too, we took some neighbor kids with us and I was really tempted to tax them also just for the honor of me walking them around.

Motorcycle Grandma said...

Caffine infused Snickers bars? Whose idea was this? As if the sugar was enough to make kids higher than a kite.

Dianne said...

Why didn't somebody tell me about this tax while my kids were still young enough to trick or treat? I'VE BEEN ROBBED!
word: glotoxac--the tax imposed upon candy received free of charge while trick or treating.

Kristina P. said...

I am willing to have children just to steal all their candy at Halloween.

And is it sad to admit that I am really not looking forward to Nanopablofmow, or whatever. I don't think my Reader can handle it.

Chief said...

Who gives a kid caffienated candy on hollweeen. lets go egg their house

b. said...

I like the candy tax idea!

I'm glad you're back...and feeling better!

Karen said...

My husband always charged a candy tax for his children. I didn't bother....I just went into their baskets while they were at school and stole it shamelessly.

mommeeof9 said...

If they are dumb enough to leave their candy where I can see it, anything without peanuts in it that I like is mine.

We usually have more trick or treaters. We had 5 this year. The kids helped us eat some of the 30 full sized candy bars we bought. I brought the last 6 to work, as choclolate makes me happy. We do not want mom to get angry, cause if Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody gonna be happy. :)

Word verification word really is cring, as in I cring when I think of how hyper the kids were last night in their sugar induced state.

Busty LaRue said...

We've had to take the candy away and hide it because Marshy won't eat anything unless it is choclate and has sugar in it. Ugh! I'm thinking the candy tax is a really good idea, and we will have to impose it next year :)

Rachel Sue said...

My children did not receive a single Musketeers bar. What is wrong people? I need my musketeers!

Maraiya said...

I hope you're going to post pictures of your adorable costumes; I confess that I've been waiting with baited breath.

We too have a candy tax but I like the specificity of yours.....and my husband's eyes got a special twinkle when I mentioned the "Snickers Charged."

MaeRae said...

Love it! Candy tax is going to be immediately implimented into our yearly routine.

JustRandi said...

I've never been a fan of snickers either, but this could turn me around.

I will continue, however, to not be a fan of anyone who gives out caffeine to my children at a late night event.
In fact, if my kids have extra energy in the middle of the night, I will direct them and their toilet paper rolls to the home of anyone who has helped feed the energy monster.