We survived Halloween!  I think we walked 5 miles!  First we went downtown where the stores all hand out candy on Main Street.  I am not sure why but I just love this.  Our small town just seems to come together.  With tons of candy the fun was not over yet. We went to our friend's house for pizza and then more trick or treating!  Their subdivision gathers the kids and they ride in the back of trucks and on trailer with hay bales.  The kids (and adults) had a lot of fun!

So what do we do with three buckets of candy you ask?  Well, I tried to bribe it all away from them with a Wii game to which they tried to negotiate more.  Can you believe that?  I tried to convince them to donate it out of the goodness of their heart.  No go……with sugar glazed eyes they just stared at me.  So I am resorting to the old "Trash and Deceive" method.  Yes, Mom will go in there daily and take out one handful per day and throw it away.  To which will lead to accusations and fights.  Every day they will reach for that favorite piece of candy and it will be gone.  (Somehow they take mental inventory of every piece of candy they have yet they cannot remember to take their lunch to school).  Then they will look at their sibling and accuse them of taking it.  A fight will ensure and I will stand back and think…….should have taken the Wii deal!  Silly kids, they will never learn that Mom is one step ahead of them.