Watching my children this evening with a pillow case full of Halloween loot it brings back memories. I think there was a few Halloween nights that were my only instances of real binge eating. Didn't almost all of us do that while we were kids? It seems like we had far less easy access to candy when I was a child. My children are fairly blasé about most of it, we still have some candy leftovers from Easter in our cupboard. That would never happened in our house while growing up!
None of my kids currently have any issues with their weight, in fact two wear slims. I have no idea if that has any connection with their candy attitude or not. More likely they are just blessed with their father's metabolism.