Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. I love the costumes, the kids having fun, the candy, the decorations, the scary TV specials. I also love the creepy books that keep me up long past my bedtime because I'm afraid to close my eyes! I hope everyone has a fun, scary, and safe Halloween.

You may not know, but I am the mom of a four year old who is gluten free, and I blog about it over at Celiac Baby! Halloween is an exciting time for him, but as a result of his food restrictions, it's a bit of a scary time for me. Sorting through candy is done with a printout of safe and unsafe candies because just one bite of a candy containing gluten can make my son violently ill. At the end of the evening after the sorting is done, his bag is usually less than 1/4 of the original amount. We take all that unsafe candy and give it to the Halloween Fairy, who leaves him a bag of non-candy treats. This year he's getting some Superhero stuff, including stickers, pencils, small storybooks, construction paper, and a few other small items.

I'll be sorting my Halloween candy into two bowls, 1 regular, and 1 allergy friendly (no nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) and labeling them so that kids with allergies or other food restrictions can choose some safe candy.

I hope everyone has a great Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. I love Halloween too!!! It makes me sad that your son can't enjoy all the treats he gets but as long as he has a great mom like you that gives he better treats, he'll always have a GREAT time!! Thanks for sharing your story :)

    Alexis @ Lexi Swoons


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