Trick or Treating

No takers?
No takers?
I'm feeling a little bit let down after Halloween ... Why? I decided this year that I would participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project for kids with food allergies. I painted my pumpkin teal, bought non-food treats, registered my house on The Teal Pumpkin Project website and stayed home instead of trick or treating with my family. Then I waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.
Alone Is Never Good
Alone Is Never Good
My 11 year old son Jackson has started going through that phase where he wants to do things with his group of friends without Mom and Dad. His first experience happened last week when he went to the fair with 3 other friends along with his friends parent. Now ... he wants to go Trick-or-Treating with his group of friends without my husband and I.
Um ... thanks?
Um ... thanks?
Every year as I'm inspecting my kids' Halloween candy I find some weird thing that someone has given them instead of candy. Last year they got little bags of baby carrots. In the past we've gotten raisins, toothbrushes and stickers.
Sneaking a treat
Sneaking a treat
As a parent it's my responsibility to inspect my kids' Halloween candy after they go trick-or-treating for anything suspicious. Well ... that's the main reason, but it's also to see what candy they got. I'll admit that I've taken a piece of my favorite candy from their loot. I mean, come on it's not like they'e going to miss it when they have a whole bag of candy!