Ok, peeps, Halloween is almost here and I'm dealing with an issue. Really, it's not MY issue, but I'm still concerned. My mother, Mama Frugalista, is giving out juice boxes to the trick-or-treaters this year. I was shocked when she told me. When I lived at home, we always gave out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers bars and all that jazz. I distinctly remember the homes with bad candy. Boo Hiss! A neighbor once gave out apples. THE NERVE! Mama Frugalista's rationale is that she does not want to be stuck at home (she's retired) with bags of candy. When Mama Frugalista worked as an educator, she could give the leftover candy to the students. Left alone in her home with a bag of chocolate is daunting. Candy is bad for the waistline and kills the sexy. Mama Frugalista says with the juice boxes that she can sip on them with her meals or give them to my baby cousins in Chicago.
I live in an apartment complex that doesn't really have a lot of trick-or-treaters. The only people who knock on the doors are the mannish teenage boys in complex who knock on the door anyway because they are FRESH. I digress! I'm not buying Halloween candy. However, I know my old neighborhood. Those rugrats, kids, are going to want CHOCOLATE!
I hope the trick-or-treaters aren't upset with my mom for giving out non-candy. I do think trick-or-treating is becoming a lost art with all of the security concerns.
Am I over reacting? Are you giving away Halloween candy? Do you think the trick-or-treaters will be upset at the juice boxes? I Halloween candy political? What did you think about the people who didn't give away candy at Halloween?