My child is OBSESSED with sweets. I know all kids love candy, but you don't understand. Sam has an endless pit of desire for it. We've had to completely rid the house of sugary treats, which, believe me, is a drastic measure. I, myself, am a lover of anything sweet, so this is the ultimate sacrifice. I know you may be thinking it's a bit extreme to get rid of sweets altogether. You're being all judgey thinking I'm one of "those annoying moms" and I should just hide the treats or only allow him to have one after dinner, aren't you? Hahaha, you are very funny. We've tried all that. He outsmarts us and figures out the hiding places, he stands at the pantry and cries and cries and cries for "mo" if we only give him one. It's just not worth the fight anymore.
We do make exceptions when we go out, however. It's possible that I bribe him to stay in the cart at the grocery with skittles. Perhaps I buy him a strawberry smoothie from McDonald's to keep him occupied while running errands. But I don't feel so guilty about the occasional glucose filled bribery since we don't eat sweets at home...see how nice that works out?
This past weekend we caught a Legends' baseball game and Sam took full advantage of the only eating sweets while out policy.