Bringing the Halloween Binge Back
I used to love Halloween as a kid; walking around the neighborhood, filling our bags with sugary goodness.
But now that I am a dentist, I hate it. I hate Halloween. I want to punch the decorations in the grocery store in the throat and I don’t even feel bad. On top of my own parent-guilt I feel for letting my kids indulge in too much sugar…everyone seems to think I am somehow responsible for ALL the kids’ that come to my practice. Think about it… Doctor’s don’t feel the need to do stuffing and pumpkin pie buy back during Thanksgiving to curb obesity, so what is up with our obligation to be involved in the candy consumption on Halloween?
Frankly, I’m over it.
Instead of a candy buy back this year, I am telling parents to let their kids go to town on Halloween.
That’s right…eat it ALL as soon as you get home.
Don’t hold back…seriously, let the little monsters and goblins indulge until they can’t any more.
And actually, according to science, I am STILL upholding my job to protect the teeth of the community from evil decay because it is better to eat it all in one sitting than snack on it until New Year.
Of course, the kids will love the binge, but I will also tell parents to toss the rest of the candy in the trash after the kids fall into a sugar coma for the night, which will be less popular with the kids, but better for them in the long run.
Yep, no buy back for me this year. I’m bringing the Halloween binge back- boom!