You all know how I feel about sugar. I’ve written about it before we had placement and after our kids were placed with us (see specifically https://fosteringourhope.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/sugar-sugar/). Sugar and food dyes may be my most hated items. My kids do get treats occasionally, but they don’t crave it or ask for it. When they get candy as rewards we save it for sometime that they truly deserve it (not just because they finished a half hour gymnastics class) or they switch it out for something else. They never complain and they understand why we do it. I especially hate how their private school allowed soda, candy, even iced tea to be purchased as “extras” at lunch. Madeline received at least 4-5 skittles EVERY day after preschool. Just for going? It’s crazy. How about a stamp on the hand? Or just a hug? It’s totally out of control.