This year we ventured to the community Easter Egg Hunt at Jennings Park. Overall, the parking may not have been worth it. BUT, the girls had a blast with their friends, and I had some good times with a sweet gal pal.
Since they were limited to keeping only nine eggs each, and since each egg only contained one little candy, I let them feast on the sugar as much as they wanted. But once home, I was confronted with the prospect of another egg hunt the following day (cringe) and even more candy. My girls don't get much candy, so when given free reign, there really is no pause button (I don't blame them. I don't have one either when it comes to chocolate anything). I am still not sure how to handle this dilemma.
This year, after the second hunt on Sunday, I had them empty all their goodies into a community bowl and they were allowed to pick out only a couple pieces. And we now begin the weening down of the candy bowl. At this point, I can still sneak some candy out little by little during nap times, and stash it away for a rainy day. I wonder how many years of that I have left.
What do you guys do to prevent sugar overload and also teach moderation? Or is it no hands barred when it comes to holiday candy?