|No devil costumes for Nate!!|
|Nate & Jim Trick or Treating 2009|
OH BOY! How things have changed in a year! Nate is is now 2 and we've been living with D for just over 1 year now. Oh yea and did I mention that Nate LOVES candy, cookies, cupcakes -- well, pretty much anything sweet?!? Biggest Sweet Tooth EVER!
So, this year I am quite sure he will partake in the family tradition of chili dogs, trick or treating and then the candy fest! This year he is ready to GO - - -
|I promise he is going to wear pants on Sunday!|
|Trick or Treat - GIVE ME ALL YOUR CANDY!!|
I know it will be trial and error but this year we will just do the same thing we have done for the girls every year. We trick or treat until their little hearts are content and then head home to pass out the candy we just received to all of the trick or treaters that come to our door. Don't get me wrong --- we eat plenty of candy too but we always get SO much there is no possible way that we could eat it all. And - Hello it saves me money by not having to purchase Halloween candy. The girls have always been allowed to eat their candy in moderation and I see no reason to make any changes here for Nate.
I mean really - do you really think little Emma could have eaten all of that? Ok, maybe she could now but NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!! She got to pick out her favorites, we handed out the rest and then Jim and I devoured all of the leftovers after she went to bed!! :)
Am pretty sure Sophie would have loved to eat all of that candy! Instead she ate a few that she picked out and we handed out the rest to all of the little urchins that came to our door. :)
All of that to say Halloween is not a huge issue with our family. I sweat a lot of things (Christmas and Thanksgiving are currently more stressful because of the excitement of the day causing high bgs and just overall timing of it all with extended family in the mix - - blah blah blah) but Halloween I can handle. Everything in moderation and we'll be just fine. Plus if it is anything like Easter - - - Nate was low for hours from all of the running around looking for eggs that he got to happily munch on many treats throughout the afternoon.
I believe this is just another one of the things that everyone handles differently. What works for me may not work for you and what works for you may not work for me. That's what I love so much about the DOC -- it's about sharing your experiences and not pushing your theories, ideas or beliefs. Just sharing and trying to help one another.
Happy Halloween Y'all!!