Halloween is not my favorite Holiday. I could get excited about it once a year… maybe. But we had to do it 3 times this year! Anyway… that is not the point of this post. The part that I do love about Halloween is the sorting and bartering. After trick-or-treating, my kids all sort and re-sort their candy into piles. It gets organized by colors, size, ingredients or how much they like each piece.
Then the bartering begins. “I’ll give you 2 tootsie rolls for that Reeses.” “No way! Reeses are worth at least 4 tootsie rolls!” “How about 2 tootsie rolls for a gumball?” Some of the kids drive a super hard bargain, others just like to make others happy, so they give up their favorites. As much as I dislike the fact that we have so much candy, I can’t help but smile.
Here are our costumes this year:
Simon was a mummy
Jonah was a ghost
Josh was a phantom
Caleb was a vampire that does card tricks
Savannah was a cowgirl
Rebecca was a vampire girl