Stealing Candy From Babies Can Be Fun

Stealing candy from babies gets such a bum rap, but on Halloween, it's a perfectly appropriate activity. After all, do we really want little ones' teeth to fall out before they have even come in? I am proud to say I took both my babies trick-or-treating before they were 1, and when we got home, I took their entire haul, divided it between myself and the hubs, and mowed it.

Oh yes, I did. And I would do it again.

The thing is, Halloween is hands-down my favorite holiday. It's so much fun to see the little ones get dressed up and enjoy the fall weather. It's spooky and fun and you get free candy, to boot. What isn't to love about the holiday? When my daughter was 10 months old, she went out dressed like a chili pepper. When my son was nearly 3 months old, he went as a lion in our ensemble family costume (The Wizard of Oz).

My motivation was more to show off the costumes and get them started early. But, yeah. We also got candy.


It would be far worse to actually feed them the candy, right? I mean, babies shouldn't be eating such treats. And most of the houses we visited practically insisted we take it. Who are we to refuse?

In all seriousness, now that my children are 3 and nearly 5, it kind of makes me sad that we can no longer steal all their candy. Sure we can sneak a Twix here and there, but for the most part, my kids -- especially my older one -- are well aware of where their candy came from and how much they have.

It's great. I love seeing them love the holiday like I always have and still do, but I do miss the very brief period of time where I was basically trick-or-treating again. People are always all too willing to tell you that you are too old to trick-or-treat, but they never tell you that you are too young. It's a sweet spot!

I brought my babies trick-or-treating and you know what? I wish I had another baby so I could do it again!

Did you bring your babies out trick-or-treating?


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