How much candy?

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Okay, so last night, we passed out candy to witches and Backyardigans, presidents and plumbers, superheroes and goblins. I had picked up a couple of big bags of treats at Costco and they were -- mostly -- still intact when the first trick-or-treaters showed up. Rather than go for the bags of cheaper candies, I opted for the better, name brand miniature chocolate bars.

But then, I tried to figure out how much to give out to each kid. These were nice candies -- they weren't cheap and we're certainly not made of money, so I thought about giving out one to each kid. That seemed cheap, however, and I didn't want to end up with a huge amount of leftovers, so I decided on two pieces of candy per kid.

Now, after the fact, I wonder if I made the right decision. What is the average handout? Should I have gone for more? Less? On the one hand, I don't want to contribute to obesity or a sense of entitlement, but, on the other hand, I also don't want to deprive kids of a good time. On the third hand, maybe it doesn't really matter? What do you think? How much candy did you give out?
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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