I have been particularly excited about Halloween this year because it gives me an excuse to buy a LOT of chocolate.
I am blaming my over-purchasing of candy on all of the potential trick-or-treaters I will have at my house. When the grocery store clerk eyed my pregnant belly and the 10 pound bag of candy I just bought, I exclaimed, “All for the kids in costume!”(meanwhile, having opened the bag in the store just to sample some of the peanut butter cups).
As much as I am looking forward to eating candy and giving out candy, Halloween always makes me a little bit nervous. It can be a very fun and memorable evening, but it should also be a night where you are particularly aware of the safety of your children, pets, and home.
Here are some tips to keep you and your children safe this Halloween:
If you have recently PSC'ed and/or are unfamiliar with your current neighborhood and town, consider taking your children to a community sponsored event.
Before Halloween, sit down with your family and talk about the dangers of Halloween.
Do not let your children trick-or-treat without a chaperone.
Make sure to inspect all candy and treats before you let your kids eat them.
Hope you have an enjoyable and chocolate-filled Halloween!
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Content courtesy USAA, written by Briana Hartzell. Used with permission.