We started our halloween celebration with Trunk or Treat at church. Noah really liked walking around with grandma and seeing all his friends in costume. He was also happy to say trick or treat to all the people, but when they tried to give him candy he politely said "No thank you" and placed it back in the bowl. At the end of the two hour party all of the other kids had full bags and Noah had two lollipops and a bag of fruit snacks.
At Noah's school Halloween party they practiced trick or treating and his teacher explained to him that you were supposed to take the candy, but that if he didn't want to eat it he could give it to mommy and daddy.
He thought this plan was the best of both worlds. He got to dress up and say "trick or treat" to lots of people, but the threat of candy was removed. He was very eager to go trick or treating with daddy that night and not at all happy to be done. Crazy kid!