November 3, 2010

Letter to Benny: we had a good thing going...

Dearest Benjamin,

You are such a sweet little peanut of a boy.
However, I wanted to take a moment to write you a letter regarding my concern about the recent developments in Halloween Candy Distribution in the Savarese household.

You see, in the past we had a system that worked well for our family dynamics.
Anthony agreed that all things chocolate were disgusting.
Mommy and Daddy supported him in this decision by allowing him to eat the "candy candy" and we stepped in to "take care of the chocolate items."
Specifically, Daddy got the Reese's and Kit Kats and Mommy the Butterfingers and Almond Joys.
The rest were somewhat evently distributed.

I take ownership of my failure to share this system, and its nuances, with you prior to this Halloween.
However, since you have taken the stand of loving all things chocolate, specifically Butterfingers, I have tried my best to be flexible in our sugar-related policies.

But I must state my utmost concern in relation to your recent success in reintroducing Anthony to chocolate.
He has been converted, and is now regularly requesting all of the "good stuff."
Leaving Mommy and Daddy with Tootsie Rolls and other assorted grossness.

This, simply put, will not do.
I hope that you will seriously consider the ramifications of your decisions before we enter the 2011 Halloween Season.

Thanks in advance,


  1. but what about all the christmas candy coming up? I have a feeling Benny will fight to the death on this one! lol! Thanks so much for sharing Krys!

  2. good point!
    i have a simple solution.
    i bake tasty holiday treats that I like.
    then i tell the boys that i made them.
    which equals instant rejection.
    which equals more for ME!

  3. And I'm sure this got Ben to see the error of his ways...

  4. Epic. I routinely share your blog with my mom over the breakfast table. As a chocoholic herself, she is sympathetic to your plight - Sue Foster