This isn't really religion-related, but I guess this would be the best place to put this?
I have just discovered that, apparently, it is a parenting "thing" to "sort" your kid's Halloween candy and dispose of the majority of it? One of my co-workers was talking about how she used to tell her kids that "the Great pumpkin" needed their candy every year, so they would get a couple of pieces from their trick-or-treating loot, but then she'd dispose of the rest (bring it into work, eat it, throw it out, etc).
THEN! I saw a post about this on Facebook and apparently this is common! (not the "Great Pumpkin" part, just the getting rid of candy part).
I was shocked! Has anyone else heard of this? I have a little boy and once he's old enough, I'm going to let him trick-or-treat for as much candy as he likes and let him eat it until he hurls! That's the whole point! 364 days of the rest of the year he has a reasonable, balanced diet without crap or junk, so what could one day possibly do? If anything, it'll teach him the virtues of boundaries when it comes to indulging.
This is sacrilege, I tells ya! sacrilege!