Halloween is About Candy Not Insults

Halloween Candy Pic

There is a crazy lady in West Fargo who is giving out notes to kids who she deems to be over weight this Halloween. This crazy lady is literally telling the parents and the child that he or she is just too fat and unhealthy to receive a piece of candy from her and that they are bad parents.

fat kid letter2222She says it takes a Village to Raise a Child, but that she is disappointed with her village. Well I think the villagers need to sharpen their pitch forks and light their torches and chase this crazy lady out of town!

Personally I don’t want the village idiot telling me and my children what to do! Do you honestly think overweight people and children don’t know they are overweight? Does this idiot think chunky kids need a total stranger pointing out to them that they are chunky? Does this idiot think that the parents’ of the chunky kid needs to be told, “Hey, your kid is too chunky?” I think not.

I have a new motto to replace the classic “Village” one. My motto is Mind Your Own F’ing Business!!! You have no clue what is going on with those people or their circumstances. Perhaps your over judgmental mind is correct, and they love to eat large quantities of unhealthy food, but maybe you are completely WRONG!

There are MANY medical reasons why some people are overweight. Prednisone is used to treat dozens of illnesses. As someone who used to be on it, it is a steroid that makes you blow up like a balloon, and losing weight while on it is impossible. Prednisone is used to treat asthma and cancer, and that is just two examples. Do you really want to tell those kids they are too fat for your stinking candy??

Another reason some children are over weight is because the family is struggling financially. The truth is, processed food is cheaper. If you are trying to feed a family of four with only $50 a week you are NOT loading up on fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean cuts of meat. The sad truth is many people need quantity over quality.

Feeding a family on an extremely limited budget means mac & cheese, hot dogs, peanut butter, ramen noodles, $5 Hot & Ready Pizza, and whatever cheap products you can acquire with your coupons. This kind of food will fill tummies but it comes with a consequence, it will also thicken waistlines. Still, what is the alternative? Sending you kids to bed hungry because you don’t have enough “healthy” food in the house? Would you ever tell a child, “Sorry, you are too poor to get a piece of candy from me?”

So to this crazy lady, and any one else who is planning on giving out pennies to the chunky kids and candy to those they deem worthy of candy, I say to you, “Get off you high horse and don’t judge people, especially children, you don’t even know!” If you choose to pass out candy for Halloween then don’t be a douche bag. Give EVERY child that comes to your house a piece of candy. Remember, Karma is a bitch, and what goes around comes around. And if Karma doesn’t get you, those “chunky” kids you insulted might just come back and egg or T.P. your house!

Halloween Traditions


October is my favorite month of the year, and not just because it is sweater season so I can stop dieting and shaving my legs, although those are pluses.  No October is wonderful because there is just so much fun to be had!  Here is a list of things will be happening in the next several weeks in my house. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Costume Shopping

 I can’t sew to save my life.  I can’t even put a button on a shirt with it in the right spot.  So a shopping we will go.  This process actually starts in August with the arrival of the Wishcraft, Halloween Express, and Fireflies catalogs.  My boys will stare at these catalogs for hours and hours discussing the pros and cons of each costume.  Minds will change a dozen times before a final decision will be made.  Then it is off to Halloween USA where their selections are purchased, along with all needed accessories.  Because I teach early elementary I also get in costume every year!

Hocus Pocus

Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus

The rule in our house is there will be no Great Pumpkin until two weeks before Halloween, but Hocus Pocus is usually watched the first week of October to help get the holiday spirit flowing.


Cider Mills, Hayrides & Pumpkins

Without question I live for this annual tradition.  There is something magical about being out on a crisp sunny day picking apples, selecting the perfect pumpkins, eating pumpkin spice donuts and cold cider, and letting the kids play in the Halloween themed play area.  Plus my Cider Mill actually makes wine and has FREE wine tastings.  Cider, donuts, and wine, oh my!

wine tasting

 The Fog


I love horror movies.  Come October I have a blast watching all the cheesy sci-fi and classic horror flicks that come on every night.  The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, and the 1979 version of The Fog are some of my favorites.


Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Every year we go to The Henry Ford Greenfield Village for their Hallowe’en Happenings.  Three thousand Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, mad scientists, haunted houses, and the Headless Horseman.  Last year Casey got scared out of his mind by the Scarecrow.  He walked right up to it, only to have the guy pretending to be a scarecrow jump out and grab him.

up north

Up North

I love living in Michigan, and October is the best month to be in the mitten state.  The U.P. is in full color by September, but we have to wait a little longer.  There is nothing better than a weekend up north.  The trees are glorious, the bugs are gone, and giant flocks of Canadian geese are flying over head going south for the winter.

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns


Every year we carve an assortment of pumpkins.  Scary ones, funny ones, and even character ones.  Over the years I have learned that pumpkin carving is a lot easier if you have the right tools.  Invest in the carving kits.  They make the job so much easier!

What family activities does your family do come this time of year?  Please share below!

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