He Is Keeping Inventory

My son keeps inventory of his Halloween candy.

halloween candy


And how much does this make you want him to be your kid?

Ah. Dorable.

And if I showed you a picture of my sock drawer, you’d totally see where he gets it from.

But I am too lazy to get up and take a picture of my sock drawer, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

*blank stare*

Aaaaanywho. I know that there is a great deal of candy. Perhaps I would not have been voted the best parenting blog in the Best of Western Washington’s thing-a-ma-hoodle had people known I let my kid keep his candy stash in his room…

At least it’s not drugs.

Just sayin’…


So. There was that one day I had a phone call with Joel McHale of “Community”. The one where I had to lock myself in my son’s room and I was forced…

Yes. FORCED… To eat my son’s candy.

Abuse. Therapy.

After my son got home from school that day, he went to choose his daily piece-o-nom-ness and the numbers weren’t adding up. Immediately, he went after his littlest sister.


“Uh. Joel. It was me. I did it.”

I continued, “Dude. The wasp made me do it. You don’t even know. Mom really needed some some chocolate.”

And then, like an angel, my boy… said,

“It’s OK mom… If you didn’t take me trick-or-treating I wouldn’t have had ANY candy.”

*jaw on floor*

Did you just cry? I think I just heard your heart melt too.

What a good kid…

Well, as long as his sisters don’t take his candy.


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9 Responses to “He Is Keeping Inventory”

  1. MaNiC MoMMy says:

    A little too freakin’ perfect. All of it. I wanna compare sock drawers. Especially since I just blogged about how I refuse to match socks and I don’t even put them IN drawers anymore.

    What a great kid you’ve got there!

  2. Heather says:

    Awwww. He is just so sweet on his mom! I love it!!
    And I love that you organize your sock drawer. Mine is more of an organized mess. I know where gym socks are and that my trouser socks are somewhere underneath those ( yes, I just said trouser socks!), and I may or may not actually wear them.

  3. archphoenix says:

    Awwwww. What a cutie! (Can he come organize my apartment? I’m too lazy.)

  4. meg duerksen says:

    that is adorable.
    after two days….i dumped all the candy left into a bowl and put it on a high shelf in the cabinet. i intended for us to all share the bowl. but they forgot about it. and now….it’s just for me.

    i wish we’d had a whole week to hang out at coke! like camp when we were kids.
    can you imagine all us mamas after 5 or 6 days together. we’d be bonded forever.
    or crazy?
    probably both.

  5. Heather says:

    You are just a perfect example of great kids come from great parents. You have taught him responsibility and obvious organizational skills! Kudos to you!

  6. That is about the sweetest boy ever! I love it.
    My boy keeps his in his pillow case, but he notices if ONE thing is missing. He’s got a sharp memory. (sadly for me)

  7. Not only would I love a boy like your son, but I would love him even more because he got a Bit O’ Honey in his Halloween stash! Those were sadly lacking in my boy’s haul!

    (it’s good my son didn’t inventory his stash, though, because this way I haven’t been busted for secretly eating his Reece’s peanut butter cups!)

  8. Andrea says:

    So sweet! What a great kid! Rookie and I are waiting for Ryan to discover that we stole his giant box of Mike & Ike’s that he won for the Albertson’s coloring contest and took it to the movies and ate it!

  9. Sweetness of boys!! And HE SHARES CHOCOLATE. On my way to steal him from you right now…..

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