Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Can you tell who is who?

This year I'm kicking back and doing the candy handout while dad takes the kids trick-or-treating.

None of us liquor swilling moms will be taking the kids out this year. I'll be doing the liquor swilling at home instead.

Hopefully no one will get lost like last year.

As for the candy collection the kids will bring home, I plan to let them pick out a few of their favorite pieces and trade the rest for:

Brendon: Baseball cards to add to his collection. There is a baseball collecting shop I discovered in downtown Manchester where we'll bring him.

Jessica: Some Littlest Petshop pets to add to the pile she has.

Jacob: A CD to play in his Racecar CD player.

There really isn't a need for the loads of candy they'll have tonight (what would I have said when I was their age?)

The costumes, the experience of going door to door visiting neighbors, and trying to figure out which friend is disguised in costume will be what Halloween is all about.

11 Comments:

  • Great idea to trade candy for better treats!

    (Have fun liquor-swilling, too - ha ha)

    By Blogger Rachel..., at 10/31/2007 6:19 PM  

  • wait, liquor swilling moms and lost child go to 404's. WHHAAA...I must hear these stories.

    Me, I simply bring a hubby with many pockets while trick or treating. Sort of like those guys at the opera commercial.

    By Blogger Michelle, at 10/31/2007 9:15 PM  

  • Rachel,
    I couldn't swill liquor. The dang kids knocking at the door didn't give me a moments peace ;)

    Michelle,
    The links work now. Apparently maybe I edited the post, but basically the moms and I who took the kids out all had beers, Smirnoff, and wine in plastic cups. It was a totally fun evening...other than Jessica getting lost.

    By Blogger Shannon, at 10/31/2007 10:41 PM  

  • Great costumes! Those trade ups for candy sound good. I wonder if I can work a deal like that with my kids. Brooke LOVES her candy - not sure if I could pull one like that with her - but maybe Dani would go for it. :)

    This year I got to go trick-or-treating with the kids, I usually stay home to hand out the loot. For the first time I got to head out down the street on Halloween night with the kiddo's and experience the neighbourhood while kids were running in every direction. Kinda cool :)

    I'll have to post a pic of my kids tomorrow. I just ate a starburst, a caramilk (single) and some ketchup chips. Oh baby - I'm gonna lose some serious weight on this diet. *burp*

    By Blogger Jamie, at 10/31/2007 10:51 PM  

  • I keep hearing folks talking about trading. Do you do the buying, or is there somewhere (anywhere) a secret web site where you can mail in 10 pounds of candy in return for some loot.

    I wish there was.

    Hey Shannon, do you want to risk driving down to Woburn, MA on Saturday November 10th for a World Diabetes Day lunch? There's a group of crazy pumped-up diabetics who'll be there. I've also invited Nicole and anyone from the TuDiabetes US Northeast group who'd like to come.

    It'd be great to see you there.

    By Blogger Bernard, at 11/01/2007 7:07 AM  

  • Bernard,
    There should be a website like that, shouldn't there.

    I actually won't be able to make it on the 10th. You know I wouldn't want to miss getting together with crazy pumped up diabetics. OMG...I laughed when I read that in your comment.

    Jamie,
    Ketchup chips????

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11/01/2007 7:42 AM  

  • I like that idea. They'd rather have cooler stuff anyway, I'd think. I traded for cash, which I loved!

    By Blogger Amylia, at 11/01/2007 8:53 AM  

  • There's a dentist near me who is paying kids for each pound of candy they turn in - and in turn he is sending all the candy to Iraq. Not exactly diabetes related, but it might be something to think about doing yourself.

    By Blogger Michelle, at 11/01/2007 9:31 AM  

  • Oooh yeah, ketchup chips. A disgusting invention, yet every once in a blue moon you gotta eat some. You can't get them in the states??? If not, I'll have to send you some lol.

    By Blogger Jamie, at 11/01/2007 10:51 AM  

  • Shannon - awesome costumes! It's so cute to see the two Jakes in the same one! Did he find the mask annoying? My Jake did..he took it off and I carried it all night...everyone still knew what, and which one he was. About the amount of candy - I know what you mean. No one needs that much (contrary to what the kids might say!). One of the houses we went to gave Jake a can of Coke and said it was for his mom! hahaha...I thought that was great. We had a total of 6 kids at our door - I totally could have been swilling!!

    By Blogger Char, at 11/01/2007 1:47 PM  

  • what an awesome looking crew!

    By Blogger Paige, at 11/01/2007 9:04 PM  

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