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I hope everyone had a great one--I LOVE Halloween. It's one of those holidays where having kids makes it both more stressful AND a lot, a lot more fun.
This year ours was NOT very organized. At 5:30 pm I was carving the last pumpkin and rushing it out onto our front step. Despite all that--the kids had a great time. This was their first year going out solo. All went well. Quite the rite of passage in our very protective parental age.
The kids got a reasonable, not depressing or scary, amount of candy. I had a couple of Almond Joys and York Peppermint Pattys, and I think I'm done. Sadly, all the kids like Reese's peanutbutter cups now--so they weren't sharing those! *g*
Now comes the post Holiday question: what is a reasonable period to keep up the decorations? I'm thinking we'll take it all down at the weekend--except maybe for our dopey felt-pumpkin wreath.
Cute! I know, I love digging in their candy bags. Especially since the youngest has peanut allergy, I love reeses so I tend to raid his bag the most!
Take care, remember Moderation! ;-)
~Jennifer Southeastern Michigan, EST
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It's the 25th, and not one of my children has definitively figured out what costume they're going to wear! Argh!
On the plus side, we did get the hallway decorated with our big fuzzy spiders and the cobwebs. The kids have put up the signs on all the rooms (they made these two years ago, they're not great signs, but we do save them and repost). The livingroom is the "Dying Room," the bedrooms are the "Dead Rooms" &c.
The spooky (fake) candles are up in our front windows. We never get a lot of trick-or-treaters at our place, so I'm thinking I'll get a small amount of fun, themed, non-made-in-Mexico-or-China candy that, inevitably, my own kids will end up eating.
Yes, our house is a candy-binge house in the weeks following Halloween, and I'm okay with that. Happily, they are active enough that the extra calories seem like a negligible issue.
The self-control *I* have to exercise to not go into their treat bags--that's another issue entirely!