TRADE IT! Don’t eat it. Colson, my five-year old son, has never had Halloween candy (or almost any other organic candy that isn’t organic dark chocolate, and now he doesn’t have that). We trade his Halloween candy for a toy that he likes. This year we are making him our version of an Ugly Doll. Check them out…they are cute www.uglydolls.com!
For those of you with older kids who are wondering how you are going to pry the candy away, take some inspiration from a friend of mine. She has one pre-teen and one a bit younger. Her kids are skipping trick-or-treat for the first time. In place of the candy experience, they are going as a family to a haunted house. Each child is also going to receive $20 to buy something they want. With that offer of a trade, all the howling in her house has stopped.
The Season of Sugar
I was on a call today with Dr. Ken Morehead of Oriental Health Solutions. He was advising some friends from another state about food and nutrition. As Ken says, tomorrow starts the season of sugar, and sugar decimates the body. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Immune systems are going to crash and people are going to feel lousy.
Now is the time to do the right thing and trade that junk away. Halloween is the time to dress up like a zombie, not feel like one!