Dracula and a Viking.
Later we headed over to Grandma’s scary house to do some trick or treating! Our street is lame-o and everyone turns off their lights and avoids Halloween. 🙁
I get asked a lot what we do with the all the candy we get from Halloween. Well, first of all, I’m a firm believer in letting your kids make choices about their health and the food they choose to eat. We don’t buy junk food at all but if we’re at a party and they want to eat a capri sun or donut, we let them choose. As much as it makes me cringe, I believe it’s more important to not completely deprive my children. You would be surprised how many times my kids CHOOSE to not partake, without any words from me. During this season of Ethan’s soccer games, he has turned down gatorade, capri-sun’s & nutri-grain bars all on his own. He still ate a donut though. It’s hard to pass on a donut.
So, when it comes to Halloween, we let them trick or treat and get a ton of junk, then we have them throw away the crappy candy, like smarties, jolly ranchers, etc. I mean c’mon people, those aren’t even WORTH eating. Once we have a pile of all their favs, we make a “deal” and pay them for their candy. It’s actually really fun to bargain with them and in the end I think we pay about 25 cents a fun size candy bar. Then we throw that garbage away! I thought about trading their candy for these Unreal candybars, which are non-GMO and sold at CVS, but I didn’t get around to it this year. Oh well, maybe next.
How was your Halloweenie?