The Halloween Switch-a-roo

Last month in my post, My Flawed Sugar Compromise, I wrote about how my son is grasping the fact that too much sugar is not good for him and taking action. On that same subject, I wanted to share my friend Eve’s account of a recent after-Halloween event we attended together that started with good intentions…but in reality had mixed messages….hope you like it, and let me know what you think of this “buy back” program. Are there events like this in your town that you have attended?

Eve O. Schaub

It never ceases to amaze me how utterly maddening the search for Sugar Awareness can be. Just when you think you’ve found her, she dodges away licking a lollipop and singing “Got-cha!!”

I’ll give you a for instance. As we all know, Americans just experienced one of the most unabashed displays of sugar worship known to our calendar: Halloween. As I’ve mentioned before, despite the sugar onslaught I do love Halloween. In our house we devote an inordinate amount of time to Costume Development… for example my older daughter Greta decided to go as a medieval princess character from a favorite movie. Consequently a large portion of my October was spent communing with yards and yards of burgundy velveteen while Greta patiently sewed imitation pearls to the bodice, one… by… one.

Ilsa, meanwhile, announced early on that she wanted to go as “a pair of pants” with her…

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