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Monday Musings

November 2, 2009

As parents, we have decided to forgo celebrating Halloween in the traditional sense. We spend all year telling our kids not to take candy from strnagers and then let them out – in the dark – to go door to door asking them for candy. Kind of contradictory, isn’t it? It is also a decision we made based on our Christitan beliefs. Halloween is, after all, a day to celebrate ghost and ghouls and goblins.

BUT…

Kids and candy and costumes do seem to go together. That is why I am thankful that our church puts on an event every Halloween as an alternative to trick or treating.

This was the first year we have been. It started off with a hot dog supper, then a Veggie Tales movie and then the pandemonium started… Volunteers had set up dozens of game stations. When the game was completed, the kids got handfuls (sometimes more then one handful!!!) of candy…. H came home with more candy in her bag than she would have gotten by trick or treating door to door. And her dad and I got to stay warm inside while she played the games and got her candy.

She loved her pumpkin outfit. Baby J was a bunny. Cuteness prevailed!!!

Got a lot done this week as Baby J is starting to developpe a routine. I have probably jinxed that now but oh well.

Here’s what I got done

  1. grocery shop
  2. London Drugs coupon stacking-post on that to follow!
  3. Sorted Baby J’s clothes
  4. Sorted my clothes – have about 5 garbage bags full of clothes to give away
  5. laundry

The plan for this week

  • sort H’s clothes
  • organize office
  • do tea party for little sis
  • menu plan for the next couple of weeks – DH has been BBQing lately trying to get a few more days in before the snow falls, which could be any day…
  • make way for a NEW fridge! WOOT!!!

What is your plan for the week?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. CanadianMama permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:32 pm

    We give out pencils on Halloween. For the same reason, we don't want to give out candy to children that don't know us!

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