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The end of an era

Sunday, November 01, 2015

This is the first year both of our kids are too old for trick-or-treating. We gave away 7 bags of chocolates to neighborhood kids tonight and had to turn off our outdoor light when we ran out of candy, but there was no reciprocating bag(s) of loot to enjoy.

When the kids were little, I had so much fun walking them around for treats. Then they were old enough to go alone with their friends. Either way, they'd come home with their bags of treats. And both they and the hub don't like peanut butter, so I would take all the chocolate-covered peanut butter treats, large and small, for myself.

And I so love chocolate-covered peanut butter. What a brilliant concoction. And since I never buy them for myself, Hallowe'en was my only source of all things Reese's and related. And I would eat them all that one night. Oh, I told myself I'd pace myself. Maybe eat two candies every night. But before I knew it, there would be 16 peanut butter cups in my belly and I'd decide to go ahead and finish the miniatures and pieces and peanut butter snickers and .... Well, it wasn't pretty. It was delicious and decadent and ridiculously indulgent, but it wasn't pretty!

So this is the first time in 17 years that I didn't have any peanut buttery chocolatey treats. I did sneak a snack-sized Snickers so I wouldn't feel left out. It's been a much healthier Hallowe'en than many years past. I guess I should be glad, but I miss dressing up the kids, and even though I know it's wrong, I kind of miss abusing my body with too much peanut butter and chocolate!
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  • PJDANIELS
    We have lots of candy left, and it's all chocolate, what hubby likes. He will have to keep it in his office, out of my sight. Unfortunately I definitely got my fill of it on Halloween. Not so, in November. Hope you're able to hold out against the goldfish! :)
    1996 days ago
  • SLLYONS51
    I was storing my Grandson's haul in my office but now have to hide it from me!
    1996 days ago
  • WEARINGTHIN
    Sounds like you have a very busy street. You always can stop at a store for a two pack of reeses peanut butter cups. Of course that's only if you feel in control. Best of luck to you, Glenn.
    1997 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    You're out of the danger zone! I think that this year, even if your children had been given candy, you would not have ended up consuming multiple Reese's Cups of varying sizes! I'm guessing you would have found a better way to deal with those, just as you did yesterday with the grease bomb pizza and other "delicacies."

    I share your nostalgia for Halloween with small children. My middle daughter thanked me again yesterday for the parties we used to have, the games we used to play, and the costumes I used to make, very unskillfully. I made a peacock costume one year, and the tail would not stand up at all. The easiest costume I helped put together, for my junior-high aged younger daughter, was of a woman halfway through an appointment at an aesthetic salon. She went out looking really unrecognizable and made lots of people laugh. That was fun and almost effortless.
    1997 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Glad you were able to get one Halloween treat in. I still have quite a bit of candy left as we didn't have as many trick or treaters as usual. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy the dress up with your kiddos. Hope the rest of your weekend goes well. emoticon emoticon
    1997 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day
    1997 days ago
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