Friday, October 29, 2010

tricked into treating

So it may not come as a surprise that I have a sweet tooth. So much so that every once and a while I try to give up sugar for a certain period of time so that I can get the sweetness out of my system. So then it also may not come as a surprise that I like Halloween. Any holiday that encourages me to eat sugary sweets and consume chocolate bars is certainly a-okay in my book! While dressing up may not be my strong suit, indulging in the tiny treats is one part of Halloween that I’m really good at.
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Trick-or-treating was always something I looked forward to when I was younger. Considering my household was the healthiest on the block, having a chance to stock up on sweets was literally such a treat. Filling a pillowcase with enough sugar to satisfy my sweet tooth for months on end certainly seemed like a holiday made for me. However, as I grow up a bit, I’ve got to say that Halloween is a pretty strange celebration. Throughout most of our young lives, we'd told not to talk to strangers and especially not to accept anything from anyone unknown...but then all of a sudden, for one night of the year, not only are those rules thrown out the door but the opposite is actually encouraged. Your parents send you out the door, dressed up as ghosts and goblins and encourage you to accept candy from anyone and everyone who seems to be in the spirit of the evening. I’m certainly not complaining – holidays like these are my chance to break all my health rules…and I don't know whose idea the ‘treat’ part was but I like it! So as I spoil myself silly with small Snickers and tiny Twix, I tell myself that because they’re small, it’s okay. And while I know there’s really no logic behind my miniature meals, I’ll continue to chomp down on my candy corn because come November 1st, Christmas cookies will seem so far away.

What do you like about Halloween? Do the tiny treats tempt you?

9 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

yummm those treats are looking delicious!!! they do get me! it starts out just one... then it turns into one of each... then 7 of each I haaaate it lol!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like the planning of the Halloween costumes more than the actual day I have to say. hehe. I do love me some candy-corn. I stock up the day after halloween when everything is like 90% off. hehe. =P

Chiara said...

I can relate to living on the healthiest household on the block!! I looooved the candy on halloween. I remember to impatiently wait for my mom to go through alllll of my candy to make sure nothing was dangerous or tampered with...
Happy Halloween
xoxo
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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I hope you get to stock up on lots and lots of candy this year, just as you did as a kid! Have fun and Happy Halloween!!!

Liesl :)

Signe said...

Halloween isn't such a big thing here in Norway, mostly consists of a few Halloween parties for the kids (and maybe in some bars!) and I to this day never had anyone come trick or treating at my door.
Shame really - I am really jealous of you pumpkin carving and sweet indulgence :)

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Meghan said...

That picture is too much - candy corn is my favorite!

I grew up in the healthiest house, too! Sadly, we were only allowed to keep half of our candy:(

Jude said...

I am an unabashed sweet tooth and Halloween is my great excuse to indulge like crazy! (Even though I'm not a kid anymore :))

Holly Knitlightly said...

Haha this post is SO true! Halloween makes no sense! I used to love it when I was little (I mean, what kid didn't?) but now I would be fine if it didn't exist, ha. I'm not a fan of dressing up... and luckily my boyfriend doesn't care either. We're totally fine staying in on Halloween. We did go to a party Saturday night, but we were the only ones not dressed up. Hahaa.