What was I for Halloween? A Black Sheep!

So, if you are anything like me – a mom who eats healthy and loves her kids a LOT –

You will probably relate to what I am about to say.

 

Halloween is one of my most UNFAVORITE days of the year!

Why?

 

1. I am the BLACK SHEEP in my family.

No, make that BOTH families – BOTH my own family AND my husbands family.

I have succumbed to this fact long ago.

Now, I don’tย think I go around preaching from a soapbox about how you should eat

this and shouldn’t eat that. At least I don’t think I do.

ย What I don’t do is buy junk food or bring it in our house.

I educate my children about nutrition and allow them to make their own decisions… to a point anyway.

They say that when I give them “the look” that they know they have had enough. LOL

(I didn’t know I gave a “look”)

 

2. Being a Christian, I think you can understand that I do not agree with the meaning behind Halloween.

 

3. My children and my own life mean more to me than junk food.

I think that goes without saying but…

I am all about moderation and having a “treat” once in awhile,

I mean, I LOVE Reese’ Peanut Butter Cups as much as the next guy

BUT…

I don’t buy it and now I have 2 LARGE bags of it in my kitchen!

 

4. I cannot stand the movie trailers and commercials they play on TV for these HORRIFIC movies and TV

shows that seem to always come out at this time of year.

Okay, so don’t get mad at me if you are a horror flick junkie.

I am okay with other people watching what they want to watch but…

when a commercial for a HORROR movie comes on during a Sunday afternoon football game that would

scare even the oldest adult in the room… it’s NOT cool when your small kids are in the same room and see that crazy… STUFF!

 

5. The fact that we teach our kids from the time that they are small to NEVER take

Candy from a stranger and then…

“Okay, go to that house and say TRICK or TREAT and they will give you CANDY”

seems like we are sending a BIG ole mixed message.

 

BUT…

Seeing my kids dress up as a Cowboy and Pocohantas and looking as cute as ever,

watching them laugh with their friends while running

(yes, there was a little bit of exercise going on so that made me happy)

from house to house,

using their manners after an appleย a piece of their FAVORITE candy is dropped into their bag

and just plain ole having FUN!

is priceless.

 

So, at the end of the day, when I stop to think about all of the people that have lost so much this past week

and won’t be able to celebrate at all,

and how blessed I am to be able to spend time with my kids, our good friends and come home to a warm home…

I guess Halloween really isn’t TOO bad.

But shhhh…. don’t tell my family I said that ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Leave me a comment below and tell me…

Are you the Black Sheep in your family?

How do you feel about Halloween?

Do you ever feel like you are fighting a losing battle?

Comments

  1. I guess its all in what you make it:) So, where is the pic of you in your black sheep costume?? lol

  2. Actually Halloween originated as All Hallows Eve, or the eve of All Saints Day, a Catholic tradition marking Saints and people who had passed. Is that not Christian?

    • Yes, that may have been were it originated from but unfortunately, that is not what it has become. You would be hard pressed to find anything “Godly” or Christian about the commercially driven holiday of Halloween nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I love to carve a pumpkin and dress up in a silly costume just like everyone else, but IMHO, what I do not like is that the more disturbing and gory a costume or movie or TV show can be can be, especially on Halloween, the better. I think we are seeing the results of that in our news nightly but again… it’s just my own opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. My kids were done last night because they know the whole moderation spiel, too. My oldest was trying to talk his cousin into being done, too. He said “do yoi want to get more candy that is bad for you or play with your cousin?” He chose the candy. My son is 7 btw. Sorry for typos. On my phone
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    • I hear ya! My daughter is 6 and will say that same thing to my 8 yr old son and my son would pick the candy EVERY time ๐Ÿ™ But, as a mom, my job is to educate and lead by example and pray that they will “get it” and decide to take the healthy road. Good luck with your kids, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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