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A win for today

Monday, April 02, 2018

So every holiday my Mom insists on buying the adults supersized candy—enter Easter. 2 6 packs of Reese’s peanut butter eggs, a large Reese’s bunny, and I hadn’t seen her for Valentine’s and had a huge Russel Stover heart full of chocolates. I always tell her to please not waste the money on all the candy (because times this by 2 for me and my husband and he doesn’t eat sweets). I also had a large bag of assorted chocolate candy that I used for my 5 kids Easter baskets. Well when we packed up to come home this morning I put it all in the back of the truck (I have learned that if I “accidentally” leave it, she will save it for me!). When I got home this afternoon I promptly walked it all to the dumpster outside and pitched it!!

I always feel guilty because I know she spends a lot of money on it and think I should divvy it up among my kids—but they don’t need it either. Plus, it would still be in the house. They do have their own candy from the weekend, but I would never get into theirs—that has never been an issue of mine. But if I have my own here (and my husband’s) I will gradually eat it all.

What frustrates me about all this is my mom is a diabetic and I am heavier than she is. I am not sure why she would continue to buy these things for me when I ask her not to (and I have a great relationship with my mom). I am determined after seeing how much expensive candy she bought to really have a serious conversation with her before the next holiday about not spending the money and not adding the temptation to all of us.
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    Suggest that she makes a donation to the Diabetes Foundation in lieu of all the candy for everyone. It will be more helpful all around.
    655 days ago
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