Neighborhood Hosts Early Halloween For Boy Having Surgery
October 30, 2018
A four-year-old didn’t miss his favorite holiday thanks to these thoughtful neighbors.
A four-year-old got the chance to celebrate Halloween early this year after an Illinois neighborhood heard he would miss the trick-or-treating festivities because of a scheduled surgery. Sonny Mead, dressed as Superman, hit up houses in the Goshen Meadows neighborhood a few days early so he didn’t have to miss his favorite holiday and still got to collect candy.
Sonny was scheduled to have a vital surgery on his skull and wouldn’t have been able to participate in Halloween fun this year, but when family friend Amanda Richert heard that, she did something about it. “He wasn’t going to be able to trick-or-treat, and I just, as a mom, could not let that happen,” she explains.
So she organized the early Halloween celebration in her neighborhood to give Sonny the holiday he loves so much. He got to dress up, get candy and enjoy what he thought was actually Halloween, thanks to this neighborhood.
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Yes Kids, Your Parents Are Eating Your Halloween Candy
October 30, 2018
Survey finds majority of parents dip into their kids’ trick or treating haul
- 86% of parents admit to eating their kids’ Halloween candy, with the average parent consuming at least a quarter of their kids’ haul
- 73% of adults say they buy more candy than they’ll need so they can eat the leftovers
- 40% of adults say they like Halloween more than when they were kids, with 37% saying it’s because they can eat as much Halloween candy as they like
While plenty of kids are probably excited to get all dressed up and beg for candy tomorrow, it turns out plenty of parents are likely just as excited, because they have every intention of chowing down on their kids’ trick or treating bounty.
A new poll finds that 86% of parents admit to eating their kids’ Halloween candy, with the average parent consuming at least a quarter of their kids’ haul, and 44% saying they will eat more candy then their kids this Halloween.
And parents aren’t the only adults indulging in Halloween treats. In fact, 73% of adults say they buy more candy than they’ll need so they can eat the leftovers. What's more, 40% of adults say they like Halloween more than when they were kids, with 37% saying it’s because they can eat as much Halloween candy as they like.
- But while parents may eat as many Halloween treats as they want, they aren’t as freewheeling when it comes to their kids. The poll finds that 63% of parents restrict their kids to a limited number of pieces per day, with 29% hiding the candy, and 26% exchanging the stash for small toys or gifts.
Source: SWNS Digital
- Do you eat your kids’ Halloween candy? About how much of their haul would you say you eat?
- Do you specifically buy more Halloween candy then you’ll need so you can eat it? About how much more do you get?
- Do you limit your kids Halloween candy intake? How much do you let them eat? What do you do with the leftovers?
- What is your favorite Halloween candy? What is your least favorite?
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