Obviously, the best part of Halloween is all the candy you come home with. Sure, the decorations are fun, and everyone loves dressing up and trick-or-treating, but it's all done with one goal in mind: get as much candy as is humanly possible. The thing is, after Halloween is over and the decorations are put away and the makeup is washed off, you're left with ... an insane amount of candy. You can do the whole Switch Witch thing, or you can just let your kids binge until they're done with candy for a good long while. But chances are, you'll still have some left over!
Kids shouldn't get all the glory though, and that candy can definitely be of use to mom and dad. You can always do what one mom did, and create a hilarious reward chart for yourself. Being a mom is hard, and fun-size candy bars definitely help!
Maralee Bradley from Nebraska shared a really funny and creative way to put some of that leftover Halloween candy to use. The best part is, your kids get none of it, LOL! But they will be responsible for all the rewards you'll be giving yourself.
See, the thing is, being a mom is incredibly hard. Even on the easy days, it can be a challenge! So take some of that candy, and make yourself a reward chart. This one has nothing to do with badgering your kids to do their homework or chores. Instead, you'll be rewarding yourself for all the ways you were a good mom that day. Kid giving you attitude and you didn't lose your temper? You get a candy bar. Did you find a pair of balled-up undies under the bed that could be considered a biohazard and somehow refrain from setting the room on fire? Candy bar for you! The possibilities are endless.
We seriously love this chart, and the spirit in which it was created. We need to acknowledge that parenting is hard, and sometimes, rewards help! That's how we get our kids to do pretty much everything, right? Our only criticism is that the candy on this chart is far too small. Being a mom calls for full-size candy bars, for sure.