Almine, I feel the same reluctance to feed the Trick or Treat kids coming to my door at Halloween unhealthy candy. You were considering not opening your door and turning your lights out. How did that work out for you?
I’m embarrassed to say: not well! The above photo is the reason for my downfall in this regard.
As you know, the children come trick or treating Halloween evening. He came this morning. His mother apologetically said he slept with his costume on and couldn’t wait. I heard his little rain boots plop-plop up the path that led up to my front door, before I saw him. “Twick o’ Tweet” he said proudly. He had obviously been rehearsing it many times. I hesitated, vaguely remembering my resolution not to pollute this little boy with sugar infested candy. His big blue eyes looked up at me from under his plastic construction hat. He saw my hesitation and his little mouth pouted. In that moment, defenseless against his trembling bottom lip, I reached for a handful of candy and was rewarded by a dimpled smile. He swung his bag of loot triumphantly as he marched to the next house down the street and I retreated in defeat.
And later on the same night..
800 kids and counting. I’m going to have to do a lot of Belvaspata on all the kids I’m feeding sugar to!
What is Belvaspata? Read more about it here.