The Full Spectrum Household has been avoiding refined sugar for over six months now.
With the younguns, this move is behavior-driven; for Maman, it’s a serious health issue.
As Halloween approaches, I find my mind wandering to – well, what do you think?
Because we will be trick-or-treating, complete with all the quirks of Full Spectrum boundary awkwardness in doorways (every year G wanders casually into at least one random stranger’s home, focused on an enticing trinket or element of decor) and social ineptitudes (hey, now we really can’t recognize you, um, everyone) and violations (quick - watch Z’s hands in the serve-yourself bowls).
Many of our ‘specially fun qualities are exponentially amplified by being all hopped up on sugar.
So, then, post trick-or-treating, there will be these bags of candy. In the kitchen. After the Full Spectrum children are snug in their beds. In their bedrooms.
As you would expect, this little voice in the back of my mind is all, “You know what? If you just had a little bit of candy, say, a few Reese’s peanut butter cups, basically, that would be like…homeopathy!”
“How so?” the small remaining rational part of my mind wonders.
“Because, duh, if you never EAT Reese’s Cups, how will your body build up immunity? How will it know how to process Reese’s Cups, should it ever be exposed to said Cups???”
Exactly. Thus, have I put forth the prestigious, correct-ish “Reese’s Theory of Homeopathy.”
And I think it’s safe to say this scientific-homeopathic model may, in moderation, be applied to a number of other aspects of life…At least until the Special Candy Fairy comes and replaces all the candy with nurturing, commercial-free, organic playthings and natural, lo-flavor veggie-butter-leather.
Dr. Full Spectrum Mama, Ph.D.