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Ally Cat Strikes Again

I am taking my daughter trick or treating for the first time tonight. I am super excited. Probably more than she is. In fact, considering she is only nineteen months old, there is a pretty good chance she is not very excited at all since she does not know what Halloween is really. I have tried explaining it to her, but I might as well tried explaining nuclear fission (which I didn’t because I only understand about half of that myself).
She is going to be a kitty again. The costume was adorable on her last year, but she was too young to really be shown off, so we are doing it again. Hopefully.
I say hopefully for a few reasons. First, she has stranger anxiety. It takes her fifteen to twenty minutes to warm up to people, which is not really conducive to trick or treating that is more like candy hit and run. Can you imagine spending close to half an hour at each house?
Second, I got a call from day care earlier today. She is not feeling well. My husband left work early to pick her up, and we are investigating the severity of it. If she is really not feeling well, then we have to call it a night and Munchie will get some TLC while recuperating.
I am hoping for the best.  In the meantime, I really look forward to seeing all the neat Halloween costumes others will be wearing. Candy at our house!
Are you and/or your kids dressing up tonight? I want to hear about it!
P.S. That is really a picture of my daughter last year.

Lay Off The Candy

I have been reading numerous articles about Halloween candy. And most of these did not have anything to do with which kinds are the favorites, or the best. Unless of course you count which ones are the best for your waist line, your children’s health, your children’s waist line, or your own health. Or any other combination you can come up with.
Seriously? Its Halloween for goodness sake! Lay off the candy! The whole point of treats is to treat yourself, let your child treat themselves, and everyone enjoy. It’s candy. It is not healthy, and it will never be. Because if you make it healthy, it stops being candy. It becomes food. And no one is going to get all dressed up to get regular food from the neighbors unless they are starving. In which case they wouldn’t care what they are getting, or how much fat it has.
So, for one day, put the measuring cups away, along with your “candy dictionary” that helps determine which candies are the “best” and in what quantities. This does not mean you should eat candy until you make yourself sick, or allow your children to do that. As always, moderation is key. But do enjoy the holiday, and let your children enjoy it as well. So what if they get a bit too hyper for a few hours? They will crash soon enough and go to sleep (albeit after screaming and crying for a few hours). Just remember, Halloween doesn’t happen every day.
P.S. If you have diabetes or any other serious condition, please disregard everything I just said and by all means consult your candy diaries to your hearts’ content.