October 28th, 2010
Hey friends! Thanks for all your well wishes on my last post. We found out that someone else put an offer on the house too, so we’re playing the waiting game. This is nerve wracking! I am sure that the nightmares will continue if we don’t hear back tonight.
Anyhow, Dave and I calmed our nerves tonight with a 3 mile run. We didn’t realize that it was Trick-or-Treat night here! I think there were about a 1/2 dozen people asked us if we wanted candy….uhhhh maybe if the run was about 10 miles longer. But a Baby Ruth 1.5 miles in? No thanks.
It made me think about how I will handle Halloween with my kids. I’m pretty healthy person, although I do love candy (specifically candy corn), and I know all about raising healthy eaters and keeping your kids healthy. But what will I do with the one holiday that is centered around junk food?
My initial thought is to let them have their fun. I can manage their candy intake once the bags are pack in my possession, but for the night, why NOT let them go wild? It certainly won’t kill them, and the more negative attention I give it, the more their attention is drawn to it. At the same time, I don’t want them thinking that getting butt loads of candy is necessary for a fun holiday.
Moments like these make me glad I have no kids. It also makes me happy that I have YOU, dear healthy living readers, to give me your opinions.
What is your opinion of Trick-or-Treat? Should kids have one night to eat themselves sick, or should parents make an effort to make it as healthy as possible?
And I’ll leave you with this awesome picture of my brothers on Trick-or-Treat night last year. What are they? No idea. But if I were wagering a guess, I would say that they are themselves.
Yes. Those are my brothers. See the resemblance?