October 26, 2005

The Trick is Not Eating the Treats

Less than a week before Halloween and we’ve already eaten two bags of chocolate intended for trick or treaters. Actually, that’s not quite true. We’ve almost eaten two bags of chocolate. Early this week I stopped pretending that we weren’t actually eating the candy and pulled the last two pieces out of their bags and placed them on a decorative serving tray that sits on our kitchen island so that I could throw away the superfluous bags. I figured the last two pieces would be gobbled up promptly and that would be that.

But there they sit. One Kit Kat and one mini Twix bar. It’s as if neither Andrea nor I want to be accused of eating the last of the chocolate. I keep expecting to come home and find the two pieces of chocolate gone and then I can say to Andrea, “So, you finally ate the last two pieces, huh?” To which I’m sure she would have a witty comeback about all the wrappers she’s been finding around the house. In fact, she’s probably waiting for me to eat those pieces of chocolate to confirm that it was, in fact, I that ate all that chocolate. (Yeah, right.)

So, there they sit. Tempting me as I walk past them during my kitchen-related duties and suddenly will-power is not in question. I will not be the one who eats the last of the chocolate, I tell myself. Andrea, who is (in a very endearing way) the most stubborn person I’ve ever met, will not eat that chocolate as well. I just know it.

So, with Halloween five days away and our candy supply dwindling to just two pieces I am clinging to the hope that we only get two trick or treaters. But somehow I think the neighborhood kids will be attracted to the house with the large spiderweb in front. So now I have a Plan B. If we do get more than two trick or treaters, I can always take TheMonk and Swee’Pea out trick or treating to get us some more candy. I mean, it’s not like they can eat it or anything.

Do Spiders Eat Cats?


  1. Genius plan! This is why we are the parents.

    Comment by Trish — October 26, 2005 @ 8:27 pm

  2. Oh see, in our house one of us would have just snuck in another bag of chocolate so we could pretend that we hadn’t eaten any at all. It works all around.

    Comment by the weirdgirl — October 26, 2005 @ 8:57 pm

  3. Rats! Weirdgirl beat me to it. That’s EXACTLY what I would have done – because, around mini chocolate bars, I have no self control. The other thing you can do is to quit with the pretending right up front, and buy an extra bag for yourselves. That is how our two other bags have stayed intact since grocery day!

    Comment by Mary — October 27, 2005 @ 4:40 am

  4. p.s. I love that picture!

    Comment by Mary — October 27, 2005 @ 4:42 am

  5. Do not feel bad. I ahve had to go back to the store TWICE to re-stock for Halloween. TWICE. I can not help myself.

    and to answer the other question… yes, cats do eat spiders. Thank GAWD.


    Comment by tpon — October 27, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

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