The Trick-or-Treat Store hit its pinnacle last night. We’ve been avoiding, throwing away, or trading out the Halloween candy for the last 6 years but this year I took the Halloween store idea to another level.
Evelyn loves to play make believe, like any six year old. I really don’t though. Playing dolls, house, or tea party is just about as annoying to me as going to the dentist. But somehow, yesterday, her cuteness got the best of me and I went all out with the Halloween store. That’s the amazing thing about parenting, you’ll do just about anything to see them smile and laugh.
The Trick-or-Treat store had a variety of goodies including dark chocolate squares, rice brownie bites (I know!), suckers colored with fruit pigments, her favorite erasers in the shape of – you’ll never guess – fast food items, animal erasers, an easel, acrylic paints, and canvases.
We headed out to go trick-or-treating, Evelyn dressed as a lady bug, me as a cowgirl, and Julian as Tony Stark (Maya just slept in her carrier). She collected a ton of candy that none of us would eat in a million years and returned to the Trick-or-Treat store to play make believe until the Halloween candy currency was all spent.
What did you do this year to keep the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring out of your kid’s mouths? If you haven’t done anything yet, There’s still time to set up a Trick-or-Treat Store to get rid of the candy your kids collected last night!