So then, the question is, why do we do this to ourselves? We're the parents, we have a reasonably high IQ, a fairly decent memory. But really, even if we had a crap memory (which I do), that's why God invented digital cameras. But I have a point. We know that our children are going to be irritable, irrational, hyper, and all those unpleasant things after eating all this crap. And yet... we all do it. We buy the costumes. We buy the candy to hand out. And we send the little darlings out trick or treating with....... a smile, a wave, and a bucket capable of carting back more than half their body weight in candy.
I have to wonder.. is this like supplying a heroin addict with their drug of choice? True, it only happens once a year... then again on Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Valentine's day, End of School parties,New Year's, Thanksgiving..... what's wrong with this picture? Am I teaching my children rationalization, gluttony, addictive behaviors, and bad fashion sense when I allow them to go out trick or treating on Halloween?
Of course not! It's tradition! And besides... it's a great excuse to replenish my OWN stash! Hope y'all had a GREAT Halloween! *wink*
Images in this post from Google images