This morning Luke disobeyed me by locking himself in my bathroom to eat a cough drop. This gave me the perfect excuse to "throw away" the rest of his Halloween candy. (When I say "throw away," I mean "throw away" into my purse for me to eat during the next week.) This was my plan all along.
Concerning trick or treating, the good news is that the kids didn't get any apples containing razor blades. (The bad news is that they didn't get any apples.) When I was a kid, my parents instructed me to immediately dispose of any apples I received since they undoubtedly contained razor blades. First of all, who hands out apples?? Even if you did bite into an apple with a razor blade, what's the worst that could happen? A few stitches in the mouth? It makes no sense.
Unusual things my kids received this year included -
This year, no one handed out plastic spider rings like my mom did when I was a kid. That was the same year that all the kids on my school bus brought the spider rings to school and made fun of me for not handing out candy. Now that I am a parent, I wish more people would hand out spider rings. Way to go, Mom!
One last thing - the robot costume was a success. I was happy that I used a hard plastic tote for the body. A cardboard box would have been destroyed.
The best part was that I found these flashing emergency lights at the dollar store. I glued them to the back and they flashed red while he was out trick or treating!