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to confiscate dd's trick or treat bag?

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ontheedgeofwhatever Thu 01-Nov-12 13:38:35

7 year odl DD went to a halloween party last night and they went trick or treating (the parents had pre agreed with a number of neighbours that they were happy for the children to knock). On top of that the host parents gave them huge handfuls of sweets to top up their bag.

She came home with 27 yes TWENTY SEVEN mini packs of haribo, 6 mini bars and a satsuma. I also suspect she had quite a few packs of sweets before coming home

AIBU to take the bag away and eat some myself let her have the sweets over the course of 2-3 weeks or maybe longer rather than all at once. She tells me all her friends will keep theirs and eat them all at once hmm

She's not happy with me so thought I'd put it to the mumsnet jury

RedHelenB Thu 01-Nov-12 13:41:00

YABU, fun to stuff your faCe but I'm sure she'll share with you!!!

sausagesandwich34 Thu 01-Nov-12 13:42:26

my DDs have put them in the fridge and have to ask before they take

I anticipate they will still have some left at christmas grin

ScaryFakeNails Thu 01-Nov-12 13:43:47

I'm just letting the dc have them, as long as they share with me. Saves me needing to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Let her enjoy. I tend to find they soon get a bit sick of them and I'm sure she'll be grateful for something proper tomorrow.

forevergreek Thu 01-Nov-12 13:44:10

I wouldn't confiscate. Just explain that they can't all be eaten at once and need to be spread out. mate get her to ask you beforehand if she can have some

forevergreek Thu 01-Nov-12 13:44:37

* maybe , not mate!

Inneedofbrandy Thu 01-Nov-12 13:45:18

Meh it's Halloween, its actually better to eat sweets in big sittings then over te course of weeks for your teeth.

chocolatespiders Thu 01-Nov-12 13:46:48

I wouldn't spoil her fun of having collected them last night.. Surely she wont want them all at once>> will she.

My dd has had one of hers today although she is now at a party and may come home with many more.

Pancakeflipper Thu 01-Nov-12 13:46:49

I just keep the loot in the pumpkin buckets and let them pick a treat or 2 each day until eaten. I find them handy for the kids treat on the walk home from school.

I have just eaten a mini flake.

SusanneLinder Thu 01-Nov-12 13:46:50

My DD's are too old for Trick or treating now (sadly), but we used to divide up the loot into bowls/tubs eg Haribo in one,choc in another, fruit in fruitbowl blah blah. Then they had to ask if they could have a sweet, but a def wouldnt confiscate. I did have to slap DH a few times for raiding the kids sweeties grin

ProbablyDoingTheWrongThing Thu 01-Nov-12 13:49:16

I tink that's a bit crap tbh. We let our two have a couple of days of giddy sugaryness then it's over and done with, probably better for teeth long term too.

AmberLeaf Thu 01-Nov-12 13:52:01


ontheedgeofwhatever Thu 01-Nov-12 14:00:43

OK then I will tell her she can keep tem but is not to eat them all at once. I am unreasonable its official grin

WelshMaenad Thu 01-Nov-12 14:22:14

YANBU. Mine would be sick if they ate them all in one go.

They put all their sweets into a communal box and I ration them.

scootle Thu 01-Nov-12 15:00:14

Mine ate loads last night, and have 39 and 53 separate sweets/sweet bags left! It didn't even occur to me to let them keep them - they have gone in the cupboard and will be rationed. They chose one thing after lunch, and will probably let them have something chocolatey after dinner. Fully anticipate binning, eating or donating at least some of them.

halcyondays Thu 01-Nov-12 15:19:40

Mine only went to a few houses in our street so they ate theirs yesterday and today they've been polishing off our leftover sweets, but yanbu to ration them if she has 27 mini bags of Haribo.

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