Yesterday, I went Trick or Treating for the first time ever as a new parent!
Actually, it was only the second time I’ve ever been to Trick or Treating EVER in my life. The last time I went was when I was 6 years old and I was dressed as Spiderman. All I remember was that I hated putting the mask on since the rubber band attached to the mask bothered my hair. Not only that, the mask made it hard to breathe and made me hot! And then during that year, there was an “epidemic” of accidents where kids died cause they ate candies because bad people hid needles inside candies given to Trick or Treaters. That ‘epidemic” scared my parents and they never took me to Trick or Treat again. By the way, years later, I learned that the “needles inside candy” epidemic was a fabricated urban legend that never really happened. It was just 1 out of a million chance that it happened to someone and the media (of course) blew it out of proportion. Your chance of dying in a car accident is a million times higher than having your kid eat poisoned candy. Regardless, I never went Trick or Treating again and I didn’t care cause I just remember how much I hated the mask!
Getting Ready for Halloween
TRICK OR TREAT!
THE JOY OF GIVING
This was also the first time in my life that I gave out candy on Halloween. For one reason or another, every year, we seem to be out for dinner or doing something and never home so this year I was looking forward to giving out candy. I got a huge bag of chocolates and was ready for the kids to ring the door bell.
The kids did not disappoint me since they came and came and came… Poor Obi got the biggest workout since he barks every time someone rings the bell and he must have gotten up at least 100 times!
The best part of the experience was seeing the smile of the kids as I dropped candy into their bags. It feels awesome to know that you can make someone smile and happy. 🙂
The joy of giving is always better than the joy of receiving. When you receive a gift, you become happy by yourself. When you give, you share happiness around the world.
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