Halloween kicks off a very fun time of year. Holiday traditions are abound and the kids always get excited. I didn’t wait long to get Halloween started with my kids. With all three of them being born in September, they were just over a month old when we celebrated Halloween for the first time.
Zadey was just a tiny thing when she came home from the hospital. But that didn’t stop me from putting her in her “Baby’s First Halloween” outfit that was entirely too big for her.
But, it wasn’t until she was 3 that we begun leaving the house, buying costumes, and actually celebrating Halloween. And it was that first year when Joanne and I decided, we were not going to allow our kid to be overloaded on sugar. It’s just not necessary. And though getting candy is part of the whole experience, eating it all doesn’t have to be.
It was that first year trick or treating that we came home and made a deal with Zadey.
[quote]Pick out 5 pieces of candy that you want to keep, and trade the rest in for a toy.[/quote]
Luckily, she was easily convinced this was good idea.
Since that first year, we have modified the deal a bit to include that the toy will be $10 or under. It’s still an effective method to reducing the amount of candy in our house and limiting her sugar intake.
Last year, on the boys’ first Halloween, we wrapped them up tight, and took them out trick or treating with sister.
Their little outfits are now just keepsakes, but they’ll be dressing up in costumes this year for the first time. And though their trick or treating days are still a bit of a ways off, I plan on making the same deal with them.
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