Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween memories (and a Halloween cat)

I have rather unusual Halloween memories because my dad became a big health nut after finding out his cholesterol was really high when I was a kid. He wanted us to be healthy too, so he made a deal with us on Halloween--we could go out and trick or treat like everyone else, but we had to pick out our ten favorite treats and give the rest of the bag of candy to him when we got home--and in exchange we got to go to Toys R Us and pick out a board game or stuffed animal the next day.
Of course, my sister and I were kind of sneaky and we'd stuff our face with as many treats as we could snatch while trick or treating to break the ten treat rule... [chuckle].

What about you - what are your favorite Halloween memories?

(Also, a quick announcement - Dexter the Fat Black Cat is now finally available in my etsy shop. Since he's an all black cat I figured he fit the Halloween vibe, so I picked him to decorate this post :)

6 bits of commenty goodness:

BeadedTail said... 9/29/09, 8:43 PM

How funny that you'd break your treat rule but I don't blame you! Candy is what Halloween is for!

Dexter is very cute!

michico*Adan said... 9/29/09, 9:52 PM

We don't have Halloween here,
but I like the memories you share!

Anya said... 9/30/09, 2:08 AM

We don't have halloween in
"The Netherlands"

I love your story :))))

Mishkat said... 9/30/09, 1:19 PM

I love Dexter! And that's too funny about the "treat rule". My parents never paid much attention to what we ate - and we got huge amounts of candy on Halloween because we lived in an area where all the houses were townhouses (really easy to trick or treat!)

Made by Melissa said... 10/5/09, 3:22 PM

That's too cute. My cousin is doing something like that with her daughter, they don't want her eating too much candy.

storybeader said... 10/5/09, 10:24 PM

Dexter is Great! {:-D