So here's my RANT.
I was just doing a little bit of research online with regards to Halloween and Children.
It shocked and amazed me that there is so little out there. Granted, today - as I post...there are:
- 11,700,000 Pages with the words Halloween and Children on them
- 3,890,000 Pages with the words Halloween and Kids on them
When you get in there and really look for the real "treats" (you know the stuff you don't get every year) - you find very little.
It reminds me a lot of the children's halloween treat bags after they have done their rounds - - filled with a lot of the same old same old (tootsie rolls of different shapes and sizes) and barely worth the effort for the rest.
So what do we do about it...
I've tried to do my part, with my Halloween Games For Kids Website, which takes care of my children's thirst for Halloween Fun when they can't find it elsewhere.
But when I think about the candy that sits on my fridge all year long and never gets eaten...or the fact that our school won't let the kids come in costume and certainly NEVER with a mask...it can be a little demotivating.
Granted...the candy sits on the fridge because my children aren't in it for the candy and if the principal imposes a hard fast rule (which is to some degree justifiable) - what can we do about it right?
Honestly...if challenging my kids to get creative with their halloween costumes - and taking photo's of it all (to scrapbook later of course) wasn't such an exciting activity for us...I would say: "let's skip trick or treating this halloween children; instead I'll buy the candy you want and we will stay in and watch a great movie together ".
But I know that tomorrow - I will feel different. Tomorrow I will get back on the "enthusiastic mom" bycicle and start pedalling the Halloween Fun for the Kids.
If you wish to rant...or better yet - sooth mine, feel free to do so.
This site is all about bringing the Halloween Fun for the kids after all!
Sincerely - Cijaye DePradine