“At the risk of getting the windows egged and the car toilet papered, we’re skipping the chocolates and candies this year for Halloween.
In early September, my wife saw flats of mini-sized Play-Doh for cheap at the warehouse store. She scooped up 2.
Perfect for birthday party loot bags, playing around the house, and .. .. Halloween. Mostly she bought it so that there wouldn’t be boxes of chocolates sitting around the house for weeks before Halloween tempting our every move, because while the kids don’t eat the stuff (I know, they love yelling TRICK OR TREAT but hate eating candy, go figure), we do.
Then last week, I saw the letter from Fletcher’s dad that floated around on Reddit last year at Halloween. It just underlines how awesome parents can be, how fun Halloween can be, and how easy it is to make it all-inclusive.
Fletcher has epilepsy and it’s managed through a strict ketogenic diet. Candy isn’t allowed in that diet, and that kinda blows a lot of the fun for a kid on Halloween. Everyone is handing out candy, and seeing that his son wanted to trick-or-treat with his friends, Fletcher’s dad pre-seeded the neighbors with things his kid would love and would make the night magical.”