Who loves Halloween the most? Is it the kids, the parents, the candy makers? Personally I think it’s the dentists. Just look at last night’s takings for my two trick or treaters:
Do you really think they should be eating all that candy? Not me. It’s bad for their teeth, it’s bad for their health, it’s bad for anything breakable in the house. That’s why we have the Halloween tax at our house. The Halloween tax is taken from the loot while the kids are at school or sleeping (or otherwise engaged during the day). The first things to go are peanut butter cups, and Mom and Dad race to see who can claim them first. Then we calmly pick through the remains to see what else catches our fancy. I say “we.” It’s mostly me.
So yes, I graze on my kids’ Halloween takings. I suppose that makes me evil. Dr. Evil to you.