I have been meaning to post this entry for about two weeks now. Lucy will be two in about a week and a half now so I’m sure you can all understand my absence from this blog. ; )
About a month ago I came across another paleo parents blog, and of course I can’t recall which one and I really wish I could because their Halloween idea is BRILLIANT, where I read about the switch witch. This Halloween will be Lucy’s first time going out to trick or treat. I enjoy family traditions and I can still remember Halloween’s from when I was a kid. I want Lucy to have strong positive memories as well. As I thought about what our Halloween would look like, since we are a paleo/primal family and avoid processed food, I realized how upsetting Halloween would be for her if we had her dress up, collect candy to then have her get rid of it (Her uncle is a high school teacher so we plan to donate her candy to his class room). Here comes the BRILLIANT idea. The switch witch!
What’s the switch witch you ask? Well she’s a little witch that will trade your Halloween candy (minus a piece or two, we aren’t that strict and plan to let her pick a few pieces to keep) for a small toy. Now I’m not talking big $$ here. The switch witch knows Lucy’s birthday is a week after Halloween so she’s not going crazy. A small toy or a few new art supplies for a bag of candy seems like a pretty good deal! All Lucy has to do is leave her candy out for the witch and the next morning she will find a surprise from the switch witch.
I am so thankful for this idea and really wish I could give credit where credit is due!! I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween this year and I will do my best to post how things went.
Here is a sneak peak of little Miss Lucy dressed in here Halloween costume.