Tomorrow is Halloween in the United States and just in case you are not familiar, we celebrate with dressing up in costumes and going door to door saying “trick or treat” and neighbors give out candy. To be honest, I am not a huge Halloween fan. I strongly dislike the scary decorations and do not care much about cheap candy. That being said, my children have been dressed up as super heroes for the past 3 days straight and think this holiday may be one of the very best.
Little boys, super heroes and candy - need I say more. It has been fun, I get to see the holiday through a whole new light. Their imaginations are running wild and their costumes are down right adorable! This is really the first year my oldest knows candy is coming and he is absolutely thrilled. How am I going to handle Flash and a bucket full of candy? Maybe even harder, what about Superman and his bucket? My dietitian, mom brain was going through how to best handle this particular new challenge, and I wanted to share my thoughts and glean from you pro-moms out there.
First, the dietitian in me had to break down the problems with excessive amounts of candy in otherwise healthy children:
So this is my seasoned dietitian, rookie mom game plan for tomorrow:
Okay, I do not want to pretend to have this figured out. Please give me your parenting advice! What has worked for your children? Or maybe even better, what does not work? I cannot wait to roam the neighborhood with Flash and Superman tomorrow night!