Way back when hockey season was going on, N had a tournament at toward the end of the season and they had a raffle that A actually won. Her prize was some cash, several lottery tickets, and about 25 pounds of candy. It was a ridiculous amount of sweets, and it was excited that she won, what the heck were we going to do with all that candy? We sure as heck were not going to eat it. We found out about the win on the car ride home from the arena in Leb, mom phoned us to let us know, and we made a detour to UA. The tournament was still going on so we stayed to watch some of it, and when I called R to tell her we'd be staying a little longer, she suggested trying to give away as much of the candy as possible.
What a great idea! It just so happened that one of our teams was in the final so several of our friends were at the arena. A basically stood at the entrance with the bag wide open and told every kid who walked through to fill their pockets. They were going crazy and filling every possible pocket with the stuff, it was a sight to behold, and everyone came out a winner.
Despite the feeding frenzy, we still came home with a lot of candy and had been eating it for weeks after the fact. We even brought bowls of candy to assorted events, and just last week mom took the last bowl to work and left it in the lunch room.
Now, of course, we have a big bowl of Easter candy to contend with, but what are you going to do?
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Edinburgh City Libraries for the pic.