Yesterday was Halloween! Such an exciting time of year for us. I usually put up a ton of decorations and go all crazy. Things have been very crazy this year, as some of you have previously read. I still do not feel fully moved in yet, and with all the boxes still being gone through as we downsize, I did not have a chance. However we still got some awesome costumes and went Trick-or-Treating as a family!
We went on Friday as well, and my husband had to dress up as Skye with Bug, who is three. She insisted he look like her, he was going to go as a giant teddy bear, Ted. So we put the same face paint on him and he wore a Skye hat and went Trick-or-Treating that way. Bean our ten-year-old went as Sans, he is a skeleton boss in Undertales. It is a game she really is into, but has never played. I need to get that poor kid a PC, anywho… I went as a Vault Dweller from Fallout 4, one of my favorite video games. If you can not tell, we are a video-game-playing family.
Yesterday was actually Halloween, and we went with my Dad and Mom. It was a lot of fun, our first family holiday since we moved home. The girls LOVED having Grandma and Grandpa to go around Trick-or-Treating with them. My dad gets up early for work and they left before Trick-or-Treating was over and Bug was very confused on why Papa was leaving her. Though with the idea of candy, she was quickly distracted.
We also had to make Halloween Costume changes, because Bug wanted me to dress up as Skye this time, so I did. My husband got to finally wear his Ted costume. He was over the moon about it and it made sense since Bug is usually strapped to my side or I have to carry her all night. She looked just like my Mini-Me.
As family traditions dictate, we ate a late dinner with a heaping side of candy and watched It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The candy was already checked previously. I then watched Charlie Brown again with Bean as I went through the nights loot. There were a few pieces of suspicious candy that I tossed out, it was probably fine. My philosophy is, better safe than sorry. Bean accepted it and we went on our way. There are some sick people in the world and the only thing I can do is TRY to protect them from it. It is my duty as a parent.
Check Halloween Candy-
- Always check before letting your kids dig in.
- First check to make sure that the seals of the candy have not been broken or look wonky [this is a technical term].
- Check that no air escapes the candy wrapper.
- when in doubt, throw it out.
those are my tips on checking Halloween candy!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!