I’m just going to say it….
I hate Halloween. It is pretty much my least favorite holiday. Don’t get me wrong, the little ones in their costumes are darling and I do love pumpkins. But, I hate being scared. I am not a fan of disgusting decorations. But most of all, I abhor the practice of going from house to house asking for mountains of candy from strangers.
We all know about sugar. And if you don’t yet know how bad it is, please refer to this article, that reminds us sugars, “wreak havoc on your entire body by speeding aging, weakening the immune system, and making you fatter (to name a few).”
Because I try not to be the lamest mom on earth, we do it, we… trick or treat!
I am resigned to the one night of candy gorging. However, continuing the destruction for the next several weeks with the leftover candy, is not ok with me. In the spirit of wonderful childhood memories, I came up with the “Halloween Fairy”. She is a very nice lady with a terrible sweet tooth and always in need of candy. Ever year she comes while the kids are trick or treating and leaves a cute and desirable gift (it has to be desirable) with a note for each child. Here’s an example:Dear Pirate Luke, Happy Halloween! I have been searching all night for halloween treasure. I see you got quite a loot! Will you trade your bounty of candy for this special surprise I brought you? I loved your costume with year. Love, the Halloween Fairy.
I am sure you can think up much better notes, but this has worked like a charm. With plenty of candy already in their tummies, my kiddos have been happy to hand over their candy in exchange for a new toy they want. The fairy comes and takes the candy and that is the end of the halloween candy. YAHOO!!
I give them a large glass of water to try to help it all down and a loaded green smoothie the next morning and we go merrily along.
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