That being said, Halloween is going to be here in three days and there are going to be lots of little (and maybe not so little) people coming to your door looking for a goody to put in their bags. As a kid, I'd come home with my loot and dump it out on the table then sort it according to type: candy bars in one pile, tootsie rolls in another, etc. (I still sort my M&Ms by color and then eat them in a pattern. I'm weird, I know.) Then I'd pick a few, eat them and save the rest because I remembered my mom's warning: "Eat as much candy as you want, but you'll have to have milk of magnesia afterwards." That right there stopped me from eating more than 3-4 pieces. (Have you ever had milk of magnesia? Imagine trying to swallow an entire mouthful of pasty chalk. Disgusting. Just the thought of it makes me cringe. *shudder*)
Now that I am a parent and I have to worry about my own children's health (and pay the dental bill), I've been thinking about alternatives to candy that I can give out on Halloween and I've put together a list for you to consider if you'd like to give out something different.
|*This post originally appeared on Muddy Little Toes where I was previously a co-contributor.*|
My 3.5 year old daughter is at the stage where she will take an afternoon nap about 50% of the time. This means that some days I have kid-free time and other days I need to think of something to do with or for her that will keep her entertained so I can have some semi-kid-free time. A while back I had seen a recipe for how to make a bouncy ball. This sounded like something that my daughter would be interested in and I thought it seemed easy enough to do. I did have to do a little planning ahead for this activity since it calls for Borax and white glue, which I didn’t have on hand. I didn’t mind buying the items since I’ve seen other activities call for Borax and white glue is dirt cheap. I already had corn starch and food coloring so when nap time didn’t happen, I was ready.
The idea to start a blog of my own has been in the back of my mind for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I thought, 'What the heck? Let's do this thing! Maybe I've got something to say that someone else will find helpful.' And I hope that's the case. But I also want to hear from you!
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