It's Wednesday, and time to participate in Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer's Works for Me Wednesday!
Here is yet another idea for containerizing "Stuff".
The Problem: Holiday Candy
It isn't uncommon for parents around here to send goody bags for all of their child's classmates on holidays. And I'm not just referring to Christmas and Valentine's. Were talking Halloween, St.Patricks, the start of summer vacation...you name it and it is an opportunity to help your child make more friends via bribery. I'm sorry, that probably sounded a bit annoyed. It adds up to a lot of candy. And to be honest, I must admit to adding to the mass of holiday candy here at home.
I'm one of those mean mommies that refuses to let my kids just eat their candy to their hearts content, or rather to their stomach's belly ache. And I don't eat their candy. Unless it is chocolate and they are offering it of their own free will. I expect them to respect what is mine, so I don't just take what is theirs.
I have fond memories of getting my plastic pumpkin or Easter basket down from the top of the fridge for a treat. Thus, the source of our tradition of candy on top of the fridge. Unfortunately, displaying Halloween pumpkins on top of the fridge at Christmas goes against my aesthetic sensibilities. So, once the holiday is well past, but the candy still lingers, we start using candy cans:
They are just decorative tins leftover from gifts we've received. Not earth shaking or terribly significant, but:
Works for Me!