Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sometimes the truth is ugly. Real ugly.

"How much Halloween candy did you eat yesterday?"
(you know God reads my blog so you better be
tellin' the truth, GF.)

Sorry to brag.

Truth is, we were a "Stick-in-the-Mud".
(hanging my head in shame)
Here's where the truth turns ugly.
Real ugly.
We turned off all the lights and pretended
to be not-at-home.
It's an embarrassing truth.
I admit it.
I own it.
I failed to plan ahead.
I failed to buy candy.
I'll probably gain 12 lbs just because
I withheld sugar from sweet children.
It's what I deserve.
Yes, I have guilt issues.

* * * * * * * * *
I could say I was taking a stand for the next generation who are doomed to be fatties with rotten teeth - I hear that on TV all the time.
I could say that,
but I won't 'cause then I'd be a
"lying stick-in-the-mud"
which is even worse than simply being a regular

Yes, I know I'm babbling,
so I'll stop.
Right now.



Jeanie said...

The truth is, I ate way too much, mostly Butterfingers. Now, I just have to get the leftover candy out of here as soon as possible so I don't do the same thing today.

Susie said...

We rarely get tricker/treaters..living in the country. I send my grandkids money in a card, hoping they buy something besides candy.LOL Smiles, Susie

Shelly said...

Good for you, really, in abstaining. And a little less candy will never hurt any child~

Unknown said...

A close friend of mine (My Hands, His Glory) has you in her blogroll, I was looking for someone new to visit this morning so I popped over for a visit!

We turned off our lights and played like we weren't home too. However it was not out of lack of planning. We have opted out of the celebration of Halloween for the past several years.

Love your blog!


Anonymous said...

at least you're honest! There were a lot of people on my daughters street that just turned out the lights, I think more people are doing that, she took our grand daughter a just a few houses so she could have her first experience and our daughter was surprised at how many turned the lights out.Maybe Halloween is fading out of popularity, we didn't have trick or treating in the small rural community where I grew up and where we lived our first 30 years of marriage, we had a Halloween party in the community Hall for the kids.

Cheri said...

I actually wished we got Trick or Treaters but we get none. I think there are only 4 kids in our neighborhood and they go elsewhere plus so many churches now have Trunk or Treat which is great.

Mari said...

We got only 4 trick or treaters so I ate too much. Good for you!

nancygrayce said...

I ate none too! I bought NO candy because I know who would et it.....ME! We turned out our light and went out to eat, then creeped quietly into the house and kept it dark. Except for a quick trip next door.

This is the first year I haven't had bags and bags of Indian candy corn.....sigh

Chatty Crone said...

Okay sometimes you are just bad and there is nothing to do but admit it.

For me a couple of pieces. For our dog Disco was another story - who we ended up bringing to the ER Vet last night - a while other story!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Did not eat a bite and got rid of what was left right away. I am so staying on the 'don't eat stuff thats not good for you'.

You go girl.


Jess said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Land of Fluff where I saw your title on her blog list.

I have to say, I was expecting something completely different than a confession about hiding from the trick-or-treaters. lol

Very fun post!

Aloha Acres said...

I'm with you! Halloween in Military Housing is a pure nightmare! We went to a movie.

My Mind's Eye said...

We did as you did...kept the light off...you know why. The children in our neighborhood all attend a Halloween Party in the middle of the development. Then they T or T in that area never making it to our street which is the main street.
For the last several years we've had non neighbors car pooling their children in therefore we stopped giving out candy.

yaya said...

No one comes out here in the country to trick or treat..which our town holds the Thursday before Halloween anyway...so I also had no candy. Ok, maybe I did have some candy corn that was in the snack cupboard..the devil made me eat it, I swear. P.S..I mixed the candy corn with peanuts (also in the snack cupboard) and it tasted like a payday candy bar. Well, I had to taste it many times just to make sure and now I'm sure it tasted just like a payday. TheEnd

OurGangof7 said...

Don't feel bad,,,,I did the same thing. Kids came home from school. I realised that I had totally forgotten to buy some treats and we had none in the house because we are all trying to be good and stay away from sweets at the moment. I just couldn't be bothered going out again to buy some,, so when the trick or treaters started we just got really quiet and didn't answer the door....I felt so bad lol,,,,but hey I did hang a skeleton in the window, so I did participate,,,,,just a little bit lol.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

OUr Trick or Treat night has been rescheduled to Saturday because of Sandy. I have candy ready and I have been very good about staying away. Hey, you did the right thing. At least you didn't have that candy there to tempt you!!

bj said...

awww, Tea...we've all done that, at one time or another. I bought 2 big bags full of candy and we had NOT ONE SINGLE LITTLE PERSON. Nope, not one. We no longer have little ones in the neighborhood AND we live on a cul-d-sac so we seldom have trick or treaters. :)

Nonnie said...

We didn't have as many trick-or-treaters this year. The good side of it was they were all under the age of 12 and cute. The bad side of it, our neighbor gave us ALL their candy and with what we had, we gave out shameful amounts to each kiddo so we could turn out the lights at 7:45. One of the best comments we had: "Dude, you're awesome!!!"

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The truth is I didn't any of our Halloween candy. I'm sticking to my diet 100%. I love giving out the candy. I agree with the health for the children in the future but I don't think Halloween is the one that gets them that way :)

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