For her mother, it simply translated into a child jumping off the walls because of all the sugar and in the process getting all kinds of chemicals and preservatives into her little body.
She too wanted to eat them all. Glossy lollypops and candies.
So I let her choose one from her loot and offered to trade all of them for a good quality big bar of dark chocolate or a new book or a toy. It wasn’t easy and took some serious convincing. But I won.
She chose the biggest candy and the book AND the toy. Clever girl.You can’t fight all the battles,can you?
And you know what, most kids were okay with it. Infact one teenager made my day. “Oh! I love oranges”, she said. Mission accomplished.
Also they did make our home pretty. And made Sara and me smile, all day. All orangey:) She ofcourse wanted us to keep all of them forever until I politely pointed out to her that eventually they will rot.