I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween! We had a really fun day/night..
I will post a picture at the end of this post, so you can see just how cute my girls were.. (It's a mommy blog, yes, I'm bragging!)
And to make up for bragging, I can tell you that when we took those costumes off, and they consumed WAY too much sugar, they weren't so cute anymore..
Today,,, yeah,, still not so cute!!
I think the candy fairy might sneak in and steal the majority of the candy tonight.
There is absolutely no need for all of this "crap" to be in my house!
So, we had a fun day/night. The girls are getting to be fun ages. They have so much fun looking at all of the other kids' costumes.
I think they have more fun staying home and handing out the candy than they do trick or treating.
Daddy was on trick or treat duty... and pumpkin carving duty,, and well,,, pumpkin seed baking..
I, after all, found the costumes, dressed them up, bought the candy and bought the pumpkins. I think that is a fair trade off.
All in all, I think we all had a lot of fun with Halloween this year.
One thing though, changed the tone of my night, just a little.
As I was prying a mini box of Smarties out of Lylah's hands, I noticed that there was a white (speech like) bubble on the end of the box.
When I looked a little closer, I saw that it read......
KIDS HELP PHONE
1 800 668 6868
WOW!! Something about that, just pulled at my heart..
Here I am having an awesome night with my girls. I look at them so happy, laughing, smiling, dancing.
They were making memories. Great memories..
My happiness suddenly changes to sadness thinking that there are children at this exact moment, struggling, suffering, crying, hurting.. all while they should be enjoying childhood. Enjoying halloween. WOW!
I know what goes on. I know that the world isn't a perfect place.
Something about that Smartie box really hit me though.
I'll never be able to look at a Smartie box again without thinking of children suffering somewhere out there..
Maybe that's part of the idea..
It's a smart idea you know.. Putting that on a box for not only children who need the number, but for people like me. People that need reminders, or need their eyes open to what a cruel world we live in.
I'd like to tell Nestle (makers of Smarties) that it worked..
I'm now sitting here today trying to find a way to help these kids..
I hope you all had a great Halloween!
Did any of you notice the number on the Smartie box??