Speaking personally, I think parenting older children is superior in every way to caring for babies/toddlers, with one notable exception: my kids are now fully capable of monitoring the contents of their Halloween trick-or-treating stash. That means 1) it's not as easy to steal the good stuff from them, because they get downright Gollum-y about their candy piles (We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious…) and 2) kids + many days' worth of candy = CrazyTown, USA.
Since we still have a ton of Halloween leftovers in the house, I decided to research some options for putting surplus candy to good use, and I found all sorts of great ideas. If you're currently wondering what to do with the ceiling-high stack of fun-sized cavity-bombs that isn't disappearing as quickly as you'd like, check out these suggestions: