Good morning!! I hope you all had a lot of Halloween fun yesterday. I just had to share quite a shocking story from last night’s trick-or-treators.
So it was getting later in the night, so we started being more lax with the candy, letting kids pick their own or take an extra piece, and one girl asked if she could take an extra piece for her sister. I said sure, and she asked if we had any more just plain chocolate. I told her I think that she had the last one.
She says, “Oh, OK, we are trying to get just plain chocolate and stuff for my baby sister, she’s just a baby, thanks Happy Halloween!”
I stood at my door in shock. SHOCK! I MEAN REALLY!? I am not going to lie, the girl was already overweight, and (I am trying not to be judgmental here) but if that’s the norm in her family, it’s no wonder.
I have no issues handing out candy to kids, especially since I am a huge fan of treats in moderation. When I was a kid, I never really saw more than a piece or two of my candy after Halloween.
I guess my point is, that there is a lot of influence parents have (both good and bad) on their child’s diet and attitude towards food and it drives me nuts that some people don’t take it seriously! (I might be a bit touchy on the subject because I had a very rough conversation with my mom yesterday about a similar subject.)
Thoughts? Arguments? Opinions? I am in the mood for a good convo people!