I still don’t have anything to hand out tonight. For the sake of the integrity of my blog, I really wanted to get something to hand out that wasn’t candy. Spider rings, pumpkin erasers, etc. Not that I’m opposed to candy per se.. but there is going to be enough candy without me adding to the pile. And I’ve noticed the little guys that come to my door are just as excited to get little toys. Its the junior high kids that rather have the candy, and I don’t really care if they come to my door or not. Lets just say the rest of the family really wants me to hand out candy, so I think I will oblige.
I have this crazy compulsion to count the number of kids that come to my door every year. I have a piece of paper and pencil next to the door that I mark tallys on. For some reason I must know how many come, so I can plan for them next year. We’ve been averaging about 75 kids per year.
As to the loot: As I mentioned on my post about all their Easter candy, I used to let them eat till they were sick, and then throw the rest away. But realizing I’m contributing to their gorge mentality, which I am cursed with, I figured a better way is to teach them that there is room in their diet for candy if they can be happy with one small piece per day. I would love to feel that way. So, tomorrow, I let them begin to learn to ration their candy. An incentive to see whos candy lasts the longest maybe?
Other ideas, my sister was driving by a dentist office yesterday and noticed a sign out front, “Cash for Candy”. I thought it was awesome!