Monday, November 03, 2008

Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite things about Halloween is that I get to eat candy that I would normally not spend money on when I'm at a store. Take Milk Duds, for instance. I LOVE Milk Duds, but I don't think I've ever actually bought them. I mean, do they even have Milk Duds in the check out line? I don't think I've ever seen them in a store at all, come to think of it. So as I sit and make the effort to chew my milk duds (not an easy task), I see disapproving looks coming from Mark. He thinks it's mean to dip into the kids candy buckets. I have many points to dispute this thought:

1) Mark doesn't like our kids to have much candy in the first place.
2) I am a self-proclaimed candy addict and it's impossible to see massive amounts of chocolate without indulging.
3) Our kids are getting old--we did 2 neighborhoods instead of just our development and both kids have a rediculous amount of candy.
4) If we don't help the kids eat it, it will last until January, and I personally don't even like the candy to infringe on our Christmas cookie season because there's already so much food to enjoy during December.
5) Isn't it the God-given right of every parent to dip into their kids Halloween buckets? I mean come on--my mom did it. It's the circle of life!

Anyway, we had a GREAT Halloween this year. Mark got to go trick-or-treating with us for the first time in years. Jake had a fun class party and school parade that Rory and I got to help with. And we had a blast running into so many neighbors and kids from school that we're getting to know. Sometimes suburban America is nothing short of wonderful. =)


gretchen said...

I am ABSOLUTELY dipping into the candy buckets (as is Jamie). Mark just isn't a candy person, so he just doesn't understand. Looks like you have had a lot of fall fun...only a few short weeks until I see you. WOOHOO!

Jamie said...

I tell the girls upfront I get a 15% cut of their candy for walking them around the neighborhood. It is a contractional agreement between us.

Becky said...

Hey! I just clicked on your facebook and saw that you have a blog. I thought I'd stop by for a visit. Your kids are growing way too fast! Maybe one of these days, we can actually sit down, enjoy a cup of hot coffee together and catch up on all these lost years. Take care!

Full of JOY said...

TARA!! I can NOT believe you steal your kid's candy!!!!!!