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!
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’t
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.
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
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.
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 apple a piece of their FAVORITE candy is dropped into their bag
and just plain ole having FUN!
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