so we aren't parents who feed our kid juice and consequently, he's a child who believes oranges are a perfectly wonderful dessert.
so halloween has come and (thankfully) gone and our child went on the candy equivalent of a coke binge.
he looked pretty darn cute in his skeleton costume, running from house to house with his buddy elaina the vampire princess. (there wasn't a single female child in the clinic yesterday who wasn't going to be a princess of some sort).
after the initial rush of "what, i just knock and then they hand me candy....??? how can this be?"
he, with his candy-spilling-over-the-top-spider-bag decided; "im done. i wanna be done now."
(translation: now i can eat my candy).
one dum dum, a tootsie pop, a few starbursts and one long hard candy stick later my kid looked like this:
for those of you who just dont see that sugar turns kids into monsters spinning out of control, try this: dont feed them any for a while.
cut out 8 oz glasses of juice, no frosted flakes, no pop tarts, no applesauce with little candies, try some cheerios, corn flakes, hey try a scrambled egg for breakfast, some organic naturally sweetened oatmeal, baby- and try oranges or apples for dessert.
then, after a week or so of the low processed sugar diet, preferably in the comfort of your own home and away from others, give him a few candies and watch him spin!
now thats scary!
hope you all had a spooky time.