Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday. Why? BECAUSE IT INVOLVES CANDY!!!!! That should have been an easy one for all of you faithful readers! Candy is my favorite food group. I could eat sweets and never ever want any other type of food. I promise!
Many people think that I had three children because I wanted to produce a mixture of me and my husband and have someone to love and love us and enjoy every minute of our lives. Of course, those of you who know me really well know this is not true. I produced them so I could have THREE big bags of candy to pick through and chow down on. THREE!!!! My children were happy to just go around the block to trick-or-treat. Going around the block did not produce enough candy for any self respecting candy addicted mother. NOOOOOOOOOO! Every year I had to hear whining about how they were tired and how they wanted to go home. This was like winning the lottery for me! No way I was going home. Suck it up!
One of my favorite memories was back in 1987. Julianne was just a month old. Grandma was visiting us and was happily keeping Julianne while I tended to the Trick-or-Treaters. I think Dick must have been working, because I don't even remember him being around. When we finally came home, the kids dumped their candy out on the den carpet. They had been eating their candy loot all night long, so they were pretty nauseous by then. As soon as the candy hit the floor, Grandma and I did too! We proceeded to pick out everything we liked and guard it. We were like two buzzards over some fresh road kill! I realized that night that Grandma and I were truly kindred spirits.
Tonight, I will have no children to take trick or treating. I will have no bags to dump on the floor and ravage. I will not have to get on the scales tomorrow and weigh 10 lbs. heavier, even though it was worth it! Tonight, I will be missing my sweet children being young and carefree. I will be missing the excitement Halloween brings, in the children and in the grandmother and grandaughter eating candy on the floor.
Happy Halloween everyone!