I am writing about this today because in 2 hours walking around our little town I was reminded how food is everywhere.
Today we went to the butcher and they had little candies in a dish at the cash and offered the kids one. We went to the bank and again there was a candy dish with mints that were offered to the kids. We went to the store where they had a tester for cookies. Everywhere we went there was some kind of "treat" for them. I was told by one person that it's "just one treat". No it is so much more than just one treat!
I get looks and the kids make a fuss but we politely decline. We keep some better options in the truck and we move on. It is everywhere and I'm not being mean by not letting my kids have that one treat.