UPDATE: October 4, 2011:
I get a ton of hits to this post this time of year. Heck, I even search it out on my own blog so that I can remember how we sold our Halloween candy to a dentist, who then donated it all to the troops.
The internet has come a long way over the last 2 years. Someone has now created a web site where you can search within your local area for a dentist who will buy back your candy and donate to the troops.
Way cool, right?
Check out: HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com for more information.
Original post dated October 30, 2009:
I admit, I LOVE the costumes and festivities surrounding Halloween. It brings back a lot of happy childhood memories. Memories I enjoy recreating for my kids.
However, I found myself not wanting to go trick or treating this year. Not because I don't find it fun. But because we just don't need all that candy. I don't want it in my house. What's the Halloween version of Scrooge? There must be one.
For a bit, I considered passing out pencils or pretzels or something non-sweet. Yeah, then I decided that NO, I don't really want to spend the next day scraping egg guts off my house thankyouverymuch.
Then I read this article about a local dentist paying kids $1/pound for their candy. AND he's sending it overseas to our troops.
What a GREAT idea! I'm SO on board. Bring on the sweets!!!!
The kids dressed in costumes last night for different events and again today for school. We will be trick or treating tonight in a friend's large neighborhood. Woo, hoo!
Sarah is Pocahontas:
She sang Just Around the River Bend in a Broadway Kids performance at a senior home. And, check out her necklace. Yep, I made it myself. I totally ROCK.
Max was a rock climber last night and a knight today. Here's the rock climber picture. His aunt was "on balay" and took him trick or treating through her office.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone!