I'm so thankful that my children aren't old enough to want to eat all of their Halloween candy.
My daughter is 5 1/2 and my son is 2. It's his first time trick or treating, really. He has caught on pretty quickly. Tonight we had Trunk or Treat at our church, and yesterday we went to a fall carnival at the Botanical Gardens. The kids got to wear their costumes twice already, and so far they are doing well with them. Melody is a witch and Gannon is Thomas the Train. So, anyway, they got a load of candy tonight at Trunk or Treat, and after they went to bed I went thru it all and took out the stuff I know they won't eat..mostly the hard candy or really chewy stuff they don't like. I'm very lucky in that I don't have kids with major sweet tooth's (like their Mom), so they don't miss it if they don't have it. Both of them like M&M's and fruit snacky stuff, so I kept all of that. All of the Jolly Ranchers, Sweet Tarts, and bubble gum got ditched. I wonder at what age I won't be able to do that anymore? Unfortunately, I really like the chocolate stuff (candy bars), so I end up eating it. Why don't I just throw it out with the other stuff??? Huh, huh?? Because I feel like it's sacreligious or something.... :( Halloween is not good for me, but hey, at least it's fun!! We'll go trick or treat around the neighborhood on Wednesday night, since it's our first Halloween here and we have a great, kid-friendly neighborhood. I can't wait!