Rachel has written for the New York Times, Brain, Child, FamilyFun, Literary Mama, and Running Times. She was raised in the Christian west, now she lives in the Muslim east. She writes about Djibouti, expatriate life, running, raising three Third Culture Kids, and faith. She is currently working on a memoir about the evolution of her faith over the past decade in the Horn of Africa.
Too much Halloween candy? You could just eat it. Or you could mail it to Djibouti. Some people do science experiments. How hot does it have to be before a pumpkin Peep will melt to the carseat?
All that melty, sugary, gooey goodness. And all that hyper-activity, those sugar headaches, and the need for extra workouts between Halloween and New Years.
I am a mom with a sweet tooth problem which I have, unfortunately, passed to my children. We love candy. But we don’t need to eat loads and loads of it. Thankfully in Djibouti, without a real Halloween celebration, our candy haul is pretty minimal. But still, there are seasons during which we have too much sugar in the house to deal with. So I went on the hunt to find alternatives.
Here are 12 ideas that might help you handle the Halloween Haul.
*image credit: Jackie via Flickr
Mail it to Djibouti
Especially if you have Butterfingers. Contact me for my address.