The Great Pumpkin is about to visit the kids all around the land, and I am getting accused of being the Grinch! Our old historic neighborhood has a Halloween tradition for Trick or Treaters from all over town, far and wide to come to the Boulevard. Not uncommon for 400+ kids to hit our house (with nice weather, even more) up for Treats.
I want to give out hardboiled eggs, jerky, pemmican or at the worst some little boxes of raisins. Hell, I'd rather print out Mark's explanation of Primal Living and Nutrition and give that to the parents, but......
My wife is down with giving out the junk as per Halloween norms. Smarties, Baby Ruths, Kit Kats, Pixie Stix, Milky Way, you know the drill. This is pretty much the way it is going. As we have no kids (YET, but we do have our first cave-baby in the making right now, due in mid April, holy crud!)
I suppose I'm just projecting about being *that* guy, which I will be, when it comes to our own kid down the road. I read the posts here about raising kids up Primal/Paleo and it seems that school, birthday parties, social events, Halloween etc are going to present potential dietary trauma later as the kids grow. Just thinking aloud here.
But it blows me away how clear it is that giving a cute little 4 year old dressed as a Ladybug a box of Milk Duds is NO DIFFERENT than giving that kid a tablespoon of vodka, or a couple drags on a cigarette..... just can't wrap my head around celebrating added sugar any more.