With Halloween coming up, a few questions come to my mind. Are we here in Australia, just taking on an American tradition that has nothing to do with us? Am I relenting to marketing by those companies that convince us to buy the lollies and paraphernalia? Am I promoting unhealthy eating for other children, when I wouldn’t be happy with my children tucking into a bucket of lollies? Or is this just a fun occasion that happens once a year when children can dress up and do something different?
I don’t think Halloween will be going away any time soon, so I guess we are embracing the ‘fun side’! However, I just don’t feel right buying lollies (we gave out over a packet of lollies last year we saw so many kids at the door) when I wouldn’t condone it for my kids and goes against my ‘teaching kids good eating habits’ principles. So! We’ve decided to break a bit of the tradition and find something else to give out. I love that a dentist friend gave out toothbrushes one year. But I’m not affording handouts that pricey!
So we came up with these! We have found out Master 3 is intolerant to latex but we hadn’t gotten around to giving away his water balloons. So Master 3 will help us to give them out to the kids (maybe with some spooky gloves on!?). I took the opportunity to talk to him also about why we aren’t going to give them lollies.
What does everyone else give out?
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