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Old 11-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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Re: Is it wrong to "steal" your kids halloween candy?

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Oh gosh, of course not. It's candy! It's not like you're raiding their piggy bank.
Wait..that's wrong?



As for the candy.. ask the 1 year old. If they say yes or don't respond you are good to go

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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I don't see why you can't ask. My son is happy to share with us, but we ask first. He might feel more of a need to be stingy (or to eat a lot at once) if he knows that we're just going to take it without permission.
Yeah, for my older daughter I could ask. My logic is she is unlikely to notice if it is gone and it's usually when she is in bed/napping. Plus, if I ask, then she will want a piece then too and usually has already had her piece or two before then.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:18 AM   #13
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Re: Is it wrong to "steal" your kids halloween candy?

If in his presence, I do ask politely. If he's sleeping, playing or otherwise preoccupied. ... I dont feel bad sneaking.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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Re: Is it wrong to "steal" your kids halloween candy?

DD was too young to trick or treat this year, but when she (and any future children) goes in the coming years I plan on letting her pick out some of her favorites to go in a little candy dish just for her to have at snack time, after meals, etc... and the rest will be family candy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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I ate almost all my kids candy! They got huge bags full. We don't eat much candy at our house, so after Halloween, I threw out last years candy, and put everyone's in the candy jar. Then I ate most of it while they were sleeping.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #16
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Just sneaking it without asking? Yep, I think it's wrong. I used to take my halloween candy to school, the whole bag because I knew if i left it home, my dad would steal some - he worked nights. If the child identifies the candy as thiers and you take it, it becomes a breech of trust.

In our house, we mix DD1's trick or treat candy with the leftover candy from shelling out and it becomes family candy and we all share. DD2 is obviously too young to trick or treat.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Re: Is it wrong to "steal" your kids halloween candy?

No, I earned ome, too, by spending hours making their costumes and carting their butts around ToTing.

My kids were 2 and almost 1 this year, though. When we go ToTing in the future, it will be with the understanding that the candy is community property - after they pick out some favorites for themselves.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #18
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Our rationale for eating it without asking?

Mommy went out and bought the costume. She deserves some sort of repayment.

Daddy took DD around the neighborhood for an hour in the cold. He deserves some sort of repayment.

In other words, she wouldn't have the candy were it not for our efforts. So we're entitled to some. In all fairness, she didn't like everything in there, anyway (anything with peanut butter or nuts, for example).
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #19
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I ate almost all my kids candy! They got huge bags full. We don't eat much candy at our house, so after Halloween, I threw out last years candy, and put everyone's in the candy jar. Then I ate most of it while they were sleeping.
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Re: Is it wrong to "steal" your kids halloween candy?

I don't feel, esp at that age, that it's "theirs". Now, my teens, who either t o t-ed on their own, or bought clearance halloween candy with their money, I would ask, or say, "I am taking some chocolate, ok?".
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