We don’t really get into Halloween here. In years past, we’ve attended a fall harvest festival at the town square, with games and bouncy houses – and trick or treating around the businesses at the square.

Honestly, I didn’t mind the festival but the trick or treating was my least favorite part.

This year we didn’t have a festival, but the businesses still did the Safe Treat last Saturday. When we drove through town and saw the kids in their costumes walking around the square collecting candy, my 8 year old said, “can’t we just trick or treat for a little bit?”

To which I replied, “can’t I just buy you some candy?”

After considering it for a second she decided that was acceptable and said, “okay.” See, she doesn’t really care about the trick-or-treating either. She just wants the candy. All the kids agreed so we headed to Burger King instead, shared and Oreo cookie shake and played on the indoor playground for a while. It was way more fun.

When I went to the grocery store Sunday, I bought Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Mini Gummy Worms, and Candy Corn, I cut the Twizzlers into 6ths and dumped everything into a Glad storage container and gave it a good shake. And there you have it – Instant Trick-Or-Treat results without all the Trick-Or-Treat hassle.

The kids get to pick out three pieces a day – all at once or spacing them out, it’s up to them. They’re happy and I’m happy.

Well, mostly.

Next time I need to pick candies that MOMMA DOESN’T LIKE. Ahem. But that’s beside the point. 😛

Works For Me Wednesday is hosted by Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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