Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Perks

It's so fun to be a parent with tiny kids around Halloween. 
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You get to dress them up and wish you were a kid again.

You get to enjoy the look on their faces as candy gets dropped by the handfuls in their buckets...I swear, a darling 3 year old saying "trick-er-treat" get TWICE the amount of candy as everyone else.

But the REALLY great part about being the parent is that they do all the work, and then when you tuck them in that night, you get to reap the rewards!!  I am pretty sure I have eaten more Kit-Kat's and Snickers than is moral. Seriously, for the last two nights when we put kids to sleep, I pull out the giant pumpkin bucket that's been hiding in the cupboard all day and go to town on all the sugary goodness.  It's sickening.

Don't think I am a terrible person.  No kid needs all that candy.

Right?? 

Like any responsible parent,  I kept out the Smarties, Dum-Dum's, and plain M&M's to use for bribes rewarding good behavior.

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Here are my little darlings all dressed up...Jack's costume was a last minute "throw-together" but I think $2.00 of clearance fabric ripped into strips made for a great mummy costume.  I just hot-glued the strips onto a thermal undershirt and some of Biana's white tights.



And then there's the Angel, she was pretty ornery, so that's the best we got out of her...


Taking a break for some treats (before their mommy steals and gobbles them all up). I am just noticing that sucker on the ground next to Bianca, she had that when we left.  I didn't realize THAT'S where she got it.   Way to go Jill, Mom of the year.


Happy Halloween everyone!

16 comments:

Kim said...

they look so freak'n cute. I love the throw together costumes, thats how I grew up.

Yeah I had to limit the candy to three a day. Clay has never had so much sugar, his been ona sugar high for three days.

melody said...

You better believe I give more candy to the cute toddlers than the too-old-to-be-trick-or-treating-teenagers! And yes, I have eaten too many candy bars and tootsie rolls as well.

Tyler and Sunni said...

Too cute! Your kids are adorable. Cute costumes. Hey and you're the mom. eat as much candy as you want! They'll never know

cindy said...

I love the Mummy costume, what a fun idea! Bianca is always a doll! Enjoy their candy; it won't be too many years and they will KNOW what candy is in their bucket and they will KNOW if it's missing!

Jessie said...

You are so funny Jill! And yes, I too would eat all the candy from the kids buckets. No kid needs ALL that candy, that's where the parents come in, and take some of it off their hands!

And I am dying about that sucker on the ground. I guess its better then a piece of already chewed gum on the ground. Bleck! Happy belated Halloween. Your kiddos costumes are darling!

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

I totally agree. Your cute kids probably got three times the Candy. Their costumes were so cute. I think I ate my body weight in candy. I won't be getting on the scale anytime soon.

Emili said...

Yeah, Halloween is great, it will be too bad when they remember that they have candy the next day!!

Amy said...

So so cute! They look GREAT!!! Looks like lots of fun!

Emily said...

Cute costumes. I'm excited for when Danica can go trick-or-treating too...and for the free candy. :) (We felt like we were cheating getting candy this year)

Cal and Whit - Hoping to Adopt said...

Ha! I love it. Your darling little kids looked so cute dressed up. Even though we did not go trick-or-treating, we have plenty of left overs...dang!

Heather said...

I didn't even think about taking Aidan trick-or-treating - he doesn't really eat candy... and I knew it'd really just be a front for me & Chad to get the loot. And I can't have any! Well, not more than I ate from our OWN candy bowl anyway. : )

Love the Mummy and the ornery Angel!

Savannah and Braden said...

Oh now I really want kids- the perks are endless! I really wish I would have eaten more candy when I had the chance :( That's why I ran, so I could eat, but I've been horrible lately so no treats for me! boo. you can eat my share this year Ms. Fit!

jess said...

cute costumes! and no, you're not alone on the candy thing. sadie has had one piece of candy. we ate the rest. hehe!

Travis and Celena said...

Those are cute costumes! I can't wait to dress up my little ones and take them out. No worries, I will probably eat all their candy too. Kids should not have that much candy! :0)

Becky said...

And like any responsible parent, you want to make sure they don't get more peanut intake than their little bodies need. Hence, mom helps out. I talked the kids into emptying out their buckets into a big basket so we can see what they both got. Really, I just wanted to count out how many Reeces fell out. MMMM tasty!

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