Like Halloween, July 21 is the day you can get all the candy you want, with one important caveat: You'll have to pay for this stuff. But when you go into stores you can linger over selecting chunky dark chocolate turtles, plump candy-covered fruit or nuts, jiggly jellies, or mounds of spun sugar.
Now, this is where a little prudence and moderation might come in handy. You might consider parsing out (or portioning out) these lush delectables over a period of weeks. You're pretty smart. You don't need doctors, lawyers, or government officials or their wives telling you this, because you already know that calories count -- and if you're not too careful, those adjectives above will be added unto you.
In the meantime, I would sure love to know what is your favorite junk food? Dark chocolate and caramel, yum.
And since some of us are going to indulge, what is your favorite office exercise -- things that can be done in a cube environment?
As for the children: The best thing is to pry them from behind their computer screens, hide their cell phones, turn off their movies, and urge them to explore because there is a whole wide world in their backyards or neighborhoods, then call them into dinner. Nightly dinners should be sacrosanct. It's something good for the whole family!