Never Take Candy from Strangers – Monday Quotes #22

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.” Rita Rudner

Trick or treating is a bit of a conundrum for me. Of course we’re going to take our children out trick or treating. And of course we’re going to buy (already have) tons of candy to hand out to children.

“So what’s the problem Dirty Rotten Parent?” you may ask.

Well, we don’t like to give our children candy. We also discourage our children from taking candy (or other stuff) from strangers. Then once a year we throw it all to the wind, mask our identities, and hit the streets to beg forbidden sweets from strange neighbors. Then we return home, give the kids each 1 candy and hide the rest so that we can feast late at night after they’re sleeping.

Hmmm… now that I think about it, that’s not much of a conundrum after all.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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8 Responses to Never Take Candy from Strangers – Monday Quotes #22

  1. I’m trying to be clever here. Your post made me think about an ecard I saw on Facebook yesterday. Hopefully you can see this.

    They had us scared to death as kids, that was when the razor blades and cyanide was in all the candy. Not sure what the big thing is this year…

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    and then you can buy those bags of luscious treats the next day for half price.

  3. Country Girl says:

    No worries about the overindulgence of candy. As a parent, you are entitled to your share of the Candy Tax. Since each individual set of parents makes up their own government, you can set this tax at whichever rate you feel best for your constituents. Most will set it at 50% (or, in our own personal autocratic system, the tax is set at about 75%). 🙂

  4. I do love the Halloween candy score! I tell my dudes that I must “check all candy” before they can have any. Magically, the Reese’s all disappear! 😉

  5. krisbrake says:

    Always took a candy tax until my kid started counting her candy! Now I get busted.

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