Halloween will soon be here, are you ready? I think this year might be my last year of being able to stay home, hand out candy and relax. I feel I’ll be a nervous wreck next year when my son will actually be old enough to go trick-or-treating. Will he be warm enough? Do I really let him eat all of that candy? Should he eat any of that candy? Will he even enjoy or understand trick-or-treating?
Normally I’m not this paranoid…I think I’m just coming to terms with my baby being all grown up! Time for another…ha.
So, we have two members of our Pear Tree Greetings team that have children that are old enough to trick-or-treat so I asked them for a few of their trick or treating tips.
-Tell your child that you’re worried they won’t be able to carry all of their candy in one bag so you make a pit stop at home to get a new bag…while the spouse then that isn’t out trick-or-treating sorts through the candy and possibly lightens their load.
-Even if your child is beyond nap age…try to sneak one in this Saturday afternoon. It’ll be more enjoyable for all!
-Give your older children a flashlight or glow necklace so they are easily seen at night.
-Try to stay within familiar neighborhoods.
-ENJOY every moment, take LOTS of pictures and definitely let them have at least a few pieces of candy…
These are pretty basic tips, but it’s always a good reminder. If you have any other tips, please leave your comment!