Tomorrow's Halloween- the sugar holiday of the year when our kids will bring home their body weight in smarties and tootsie rolls.
If oyu have a great plan in place for dealing with the motherlods, share it! If you need a game plan, here's a few ideas from Everyday Paleo.
This year I am considering changing up our typical routine just slightly by using an idea from Peggy of Primal Parent. Peggy contributed an outstanding article to the latest issue of Paleo Magazine which was dedicated to ideas for paleo parents to make Halloween fun and survivable. For her little one, Peggy purchases candy that is more acceptable such as organic dark chocolates, crsytallized ginger, small packages of nuts and dried fruits, honey sticks, and other more natural treats. After an evening of trick or treating she will either simply dump the bad stuff in the trash and make a switch to the better stuff (which would probably go totally unnoticed by tiny tots) or for older kids, her idea is to set up shop and have your child trade the bad stuff for the good stuff. For example, it will cost your child 5 pieces of junk candy for 2 pieces of dark chocolate. Turn it into a fun game of “store” and say goodbye to the tummy aches! I think I’ll try this plan with my Rowan and Jaden this year, they both love to play fantasy games and a Halloween game of store and trading and bartering might be extremely fun and a new twist to our old routine.
RCF is only open morning hours tomorrow to accomodate our kids and their really great costumes.