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Halloween and Allergies

October 31, 2012

On Saturday, our church had a trunk or treat, and Joseph had fun walking around getting candy with his sister. Of course, he couldn’t eat 90% of it thanks to his milk allergy, but he doesn’t know that yet. At least he made no attempts to eat any while walking around with his daddy and sister. He just enjoyed saying “trick-or-treat” and dressing up as Luke Skywalker.

At home, I put his and his sister’s candy into a communal bowl to share. We also have extra candy that he actually can eat, such as Dum Dums, Smarties, and Starburst. I keep it all on top of the fridge out of reach. Then when his sister wants some candy, I let her pick from the bowl, and offer him something he can eat as well. That’s kept things happy in our house this year.

My husband has expressed concern for how this will work out in later years, when the kids get possessive about their candy. However, I grew up putting my candy with my brothers’ into a big communal pot. I think that may be the best solution for us. We’ll just have to see how things go.

What do you do for Halloween?

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  1. October 31, 2012 6:47 am

    We always kept our own, but of course allergies weren’t an issue then. I like the idea of a communal bowl. Not sure how it will go over, but maybe we’ll try it.

    • October 31, 2012 9:46 am

      I’m sure its more of an issue with older kids, especially if they’re used to keeping their own. To each their own though.

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