Friday, October 30, 2009

Boo...Halloween will be relevant again!

Wow, I'm pretty excited. The last time I wore a costume and traversed a neighborhood looking to score some chocolate goodness was 1997. I was a senior in high school and would relish any opportunity to secure free food related products. Yes, even if it meant dressing up and preforming for strangers. My costume that year? I was the invisible man.

This worked on a number of levels. First, it was a cheap costume, I just wrapped a 3 dollar ace bandage around my head and wore some gloves. Second, it spoke to my teen angst at the time...You know the under-appreciated teen invisible to the more popular crowd...Lastly, it was a little embarrassing begging for candy at 17 years old, so being completely unidentifiable made it easier to reach over the little kids for the full size candy bars.

That was probably the last year Halloween was relevant for me, but soon that will all change. I now have a daughter...This means:

1. Not only will I get to trick-or-treat again (which by itself is awesome), but I will be able to do it sans costume. I'll just be the tag along dad looking for scraps that don't make it into the candy bag.

2. Safety Taste Testing...Look it's a dangerous world out there and I'll be damned if I let my little girl eat something that may be unsafe. I have to do my part to protect her and if that means eating half of her candy then so be it!

I see this as a win, win...And even though our little girl is only 5 months old and her best trick-or-treating days are still in the future I am starting to look forward to it now. Hey she may not eat candy this year, but she'll be in her first costume this year, and that is a step in the right direction!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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Nena X said...

Oh this is the best age for Halloween for those of us that miss those hand out days. Not only is your cover a good one, im sure she is as cute as can be which in my experience with ours means more candy...considering her age and lack of real teeth to consume her newly found goods this of course means that 99% of the loot is for you and the wife to share. :) My husband and I look forward to this time of know us parents we have to be the official taste testers to keep out little ones safe ;)

BellaDaddy said...

Dang, you have it all figured if only I had thought of it...wait, now I can too LOL


PJ Mullen said...

I too am looking forward to the 'safety testing', especially if there is candy with peanuts or peanut butter. Don't want him to consume any of those just yet!

Scott said...

The best part is that they go to bed first, then you can raid the candy. Somehow when they wake up in the morning, there is magically less candy.

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