The BIG question… What do you do with all that Halloween candy?
Do you guys know about the Pumpkin Fairy? If you don’t, and you are not mad about your children eating all that candy from Halloween night, you are going to LOVE this story!
Our Halloween night tradition is to go trick-or-treating, dressed in our costumes, with candy basket in hand, just like everyone else. Oh, it’s such fun to be given so much candy! My kids DELIGHT in their rapidly filling baskets. They whoop and compare and smile from ear to ear. Alas, if it wasn’t for the beloved Pumpkin Fairy, I my spirits would drop a decimal with each new addition to their baskets. It would droop at the thought of them eating all that candy… the thought of all the fights we would have when they wanted candy before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch… at bedtime! But, thank goodness for me, I have the Pumpkin Fairy up my sleeve.
Pumpkin Fairy Print from BeckyKelly.com
When we get home from our Halloween night adventure, my kids spread their candy mound on the floor and gaze lovingly at it all. They sigh in amazed disbelief that they have collected SO MUCH! “Oh gosh, people are kind”, they exclaim!
Pumpkin Fairies from The Art Of Felting
Then, they choose 10 of their favorites from their collection. The rest, they put in a bag, along with a note for the Pumpkin Fairy, and set the bag on the front porch for the wonderful Pumpkin Fairy to collect. She come in the night, you see, to collect the bag they have left for her. In it’s place, she leaves orange fairy dust and something really special for them. Something they’d far prefer over a bag of unending candy.
Wood Toys from Nest
Oh, she leaves such lovely things. In the past, she has left them each a set of colored pencils and they have spent hours drawing beautiful pictures of her. She left Teddy a train set once… and Kitty a needle felted fairy that still hangs in her room. She has left a beautiful hand-knitted sweater. She has left a pair of coveted running shoes. Quite frankly, she is the best!!! She knows exactly what each child really wants.
Boy Pumpkin Fairy from Fairyfolk
Do my kids miss the candy? NOT ONE LITTLE BIT!
Thank you, Pumpkin Fairy, for making Halloween night an experience we can all enjoy.
Will she be coming to your home this Halloween night?
Blessings an magic,