Are we *that* family?

31 Oct

Today is Halloween. Each year we struggle with the same decision many other families struggle with. No, it’s not what to wear, the kids are pretty creative on that end. The question we struggle with: what to give out for our “treats.”

We get about 100 trick or treaters in our neighborhood, so whatever we give out, we have to stock up on quite a few of it. We knew right away we were not the “full sized treats” kind of house. We have to give out too many to be able to afford a full sized anything for anyone. We’ve done mini treats before, and last year I bought Dum Dum Lollipops and three boxes of tissues and the girls and I wrapped every lollipop in tissue, tied a ribbon and drew a face, making little ghosts.

This year earlier in October, I happened to be walking through Aldi’s, one of our local discount grocery stores (I *LOVE* Aldi’s by the way,) when I came across these and I knew I’d found this year’s treats:

Mmm.... Halloween Fruit Snacks...right?

I thought this would be the perfect treat, a little bit healthy and even better if there were treats left over, I wouldn’t want them myself the way I would a bowl of peanut M&Ms but I did think they’d be a perfect lunchbox snack for school for weeks to come. I was so proud of myself, I think I even gave myself a pat on the back.

Until…we watched a recent episode of one of the girls’ favorite shows: “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel. On this particular episode the family was getting ready for Halloween and Teddy, the oldest sister, had decided that this year her family was going to give out a healthy snack: carrot sticks.

“Oh, so you’re going to be *that* family,” her friend commented to her.

And that’s when it hit me: Were we going to be *that* family too? Is our treat fun enough, “cool” enough and healthy enough without being too healthy? All week I have been wondering. I mean it’s NOT carrot sticks (and no, I never even considered that,) but it’s not a full sized Twix bar either!!

So it made me wonder…what are YOU giving out for Halloween treats this year? Are you a full sized family, a ghost lollipop family, a popcorn ball family or a carrot stick family? Comment and let me know!

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4 Responses to “Are we *that* family?”

  1. Lori October 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I am the family that gives out all my favorite snack bars so If I have any left I will be good to go. We have already dug into the stash. Happy Halloween.

    • thewholebagofchips November 6, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      I must admit, I was sorta-kinda wishing that I’d bought some peanut m&ms to give out. They only got a few bags of them in their stash this year and it wasn’t enough to satisfy my craving this time around!

  2. Kim November 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    We gave out Halloween Rice Krispie Treat Snacks. I like to give out snacks too. That way if there are any left I have snacks for lunches. I think there is enough candy to make up the difference and as a parent I love when the kids get a snack item instead of candy.

    • thewholebagofchips November 6, 2011 at 9:17 am #

      My kids each got ONE BAG of potato chips in their treat bags, and all I’ve heard about all week is ALLLL the potato chips we got, and how crazy it is to get potato chips. I swear…Kid Logic escapes me!

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