goop (goop) wrote in thequestionclub,
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My kid and her best friend (and best friend's sister) have movie nights every Friday alternating each other's houses. At the friend's house the mom always does a "snack bag" with candies and stuff. So I started to do "snack bags" too. I asked before for suggestions on what they have in it and they listed lots of candies. But I was previously under the impression that it might have a few candies and then maybe other things like pretzels or crackers or popcorn or peanuts or something. But they always groan at my snack bags for not being more candy. I finally asked what all do they have in theirs? They again listed their fave candies. So I clarified, that's it, JUST a bag full of candies? Yup. Just a bag full of candies.

So now I'm undecided that first of all I'm not the type to just buy and stock up on a whole bunch of candies to have on hand to make these mixed candy bags every week, (and somehow have kid not ask for candy all day every day in between movie nights). I just don't like having a candy store in the house. Out of sight, out of mind. Secondly I'm not the type to even agree that serving a whole bunch of candies without something else to round it off is even a good idea. At their house, fine, I'm flexible that she (and I) can have treats at other people's houses, but then home should be the neutral ground with fewer junk options and more nourishing options for an everyday basis.

So should I still keep giving my mixed bags to offer nuts and crackers amongst candies that they groan at (and often only eat the candy from and leave the rest), sell out and buy an unreasonable amount of just candy, or just not even serve snack bags after all?
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