Remember when you were younger and you couldnt wait to go trick-or-treating?
Of course it never occurred to me that I would have to trick someone if they did not give a treat.
Living in the country did not allow me to go door to door. We would go to relatives and close friends.
Thankfully, they knew we were coming and would have special treats.
I mean really, really special goodies. Homemade cupcakes, cookies and the good candy. None of the hard, sticky and inferior sweets. Those are acceptable the week after Halloween.
Here are a few parental Trick or Treats to offer this year.
TRICK – Gauging the amount of candy needed for trick or treaters and hoping you have enough.
TREAT – You have left overs and its your favorite!
TRICK- Your child decides to change his/her mind on their costume at the last minute.
TREAT – They want to dress up as a litter bag. You have plenty of garbage bags and clean litter.
TRICK – Being challenged to have the right candy -avoiding peanuts, gluten and too many carbs.
TREAT – Making Rice Krispies bars and knocking it out of the park!
TRICK – Well, this comes next week when we need to remember to set our clocks back because Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6.
TREAT – Gaining an extra hour of sleep.
The way I see it, hopefully you will have all treats, and no tricks this year.
Please be extra careful for those kiddos who are out there in the evening next Monday. Parents….please be extra careful with your little goblins, too. That way, no tricks for you as well.
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.