And, along came Easter. You know, the celebration of when the Son of God defeated death and sin? When the tomb was found empty because God had found a way to get us all “get out of jail free” passes by sacrificing himself? That day.
You might not recognize Easter as that though. You might know it better as “National Indulge Our Collective Societal Addiction To Sugar Day.” Because for WEEKS leading up to today my kids have been getting plied with candy every place they go. It’s impossible to escape.
So, how does a sugar-eschewing Mom handle a day like today? I’ll tell you: It’s all about knowing your kids. Knowing what sorts of things (besides candy) make them happy and makes them feel that you know and think about them.
That, and the Candy Redemption Program.