What would you do?

A question for all of you out there:

Your elderly neighbor comes by while you and kids are out in the front yard weeding (1 bucket of dandelions will not be seeding MY lawn now, thank you). She offers your oldest child a bag of Easter candy that she “can’t eat.” The bag is new and sealed. It is a bag of Butterfinger mini foil-wrapped eggs. You can’t refuse it without hurting her feelings tremendously.

Do you:
1) Accept bag, but then throw it out when the kids aren’t looking (you have more than enough candy in the house)
2) Accept bag, and dole out the candy VERY slowly to the kids (hiding the bag from your spouse and exerting sheer willpower to not eat it yourself)
3) Accept bag, give the kids each one after their next meal, and then help yourself when they’re not looking (and invite spouse to join in, hoping to absolve yourself of the calorie guilt)

You tell me what you’d do – I’ll tell you what I did do tomorrow.

4 Responses to “What would you do?”

  1. Dale
    April 3rd, 2008 04:17

    4) Let them have at it.

    5) Stock load the candy in the fridge for when company comes over for smores.

    We pick 5, from experience. Unfortunately we are talking about easter candy from a diabetic. Hmm.

    Anyone for smores?

  2. Resiss
    April 3rd, 2008 06:03

    I’d probably pull a 3. Oddball has an insatiable sweet tooth, but I’m not a fan of Butterfingers. Give one piece to Mom, she loves Butterfingers, and they are mini pieces so she CAN have one.

  3. Matthew
    April 3rd, 2008 06:20


    They’d get one or two pieces and then my wife and I would “take one for the team” and down the rest.

    For the good of the kids, of course.

  4. Captain
    April 3rd, 2008 16:52

    Number 1. Nothing good comes from thorwing empty calories down your kids throats.