There are three bags in my kitchen stuffed full of candy. Stuffed. There is no possible way my children will eat it all between now and the end of the year. (Though honestly, I only give them until Thanksgiving – anything left at that point is either tossed out or hidden away to become lunch desserts for months to come. I know – meanie mom.) But the point isn’t even the candy so much as dressing up and having the run of the neighborhood for the night.
Okay – and a little bit about the candy.
Things I’ve learned about Halloween as a parent:
2. they really don’t notice when you sneak candy from their bags as long as you stay away from the full-size bars and don’t take the last of any type of candy
3. it doesn’t matter what temperature it is, they aren’t cold – really, they’re not
4. trick or treating with friends is way more fun than trick or treating with just a parent
5. crashing at the neighbor’s to eat chili and drink beer is also way more fun that eating frozen pizza after the night’s activities.