I went to the local Giant the other day to go food shopping and I was amazed at just how many display racks were upfront near the checkout areas. The contents of these racks? A bunch of different “bite-sized” candies in large bags. These, of course, are on display because in 3 weeks or so, our doorbells will be ringing with kids dressed in really cute costumes asking for their Halloween “treats”.
A few thoughts here:
- How many times did your doorbells ring last year? We had zero kids show up to our house. I believe many parents, due to Covid, are a bit hesitant to have their kids knock on doors of multiple people not knowing those neighbors’ health/immunization status. There may be far less children coming your way than pre-pandemic.
- Have you “overbought” Halloween “treats” in the past, resulting in those bite-sized candies sitting in your pantry calling you at night by your first name? We all tend to NOT want to run out, hence ensuring more than an adequate supply.
- With childhood obesity being an incredibly serious issue in the U.S., should we really be handing out multiple, small packages of M&Ms, Reeces Pieces, Milky ways and (my favorite) Three Musketeers? Can we think of some “treat” that is not nearly as hurtful?