Parenting Rule #35 – Halloween Version

Posted by Sue on October 30, 2007 in Celebrations, Life, Random Thoughts |

"Dad gets first choice of must inspect all the candy." This goes hand-in-hand with "Dad must taste-test all ice cream products, including malts and shakes." I think these are pretty self-explanatory. If you don't understand, I can refer you to any of my four (now grown) children who had to live under this harsh taskmaster (hi honey~~~).

To see rules I may have forgotten, check out the Cake Lady's list. She's got a few I forgot… and some I'd love to steal! (Just kidding, Cake)

Totally Unrelated Aside TUA: (concept stolen borrowed from kapgar) I am currently on the pre-dawn to dusk work schedule. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure my head even touched the pillow last night before it was time to wake up again. So, if you don't see me over on your site, don't panic. (Like you would miss me anyway… lol!) I am lucky to even post, let alone have a chance to come visit. Please understand it it's me, not you… I'll make it up to you somehow. Suggestions welcome. Keep it clean.


  • Al says:

    Please understand it it’s me, not you.

    Not the first time I have heard those words.

  • Rick says:

    Sorry, I can’t think of anything clean to suggest. It’s me, not you.

  • Michael says:

    I don’y know how you keep up the autumn schedule Sue.

  • Jan says:

    Well, of course I notice when you don’t come around! I just figure you are either under the burden of a giant mucuous thingy, cleaning the bathroom at work, or on a slow boat to China in search of a really good haiku, so I am never under the impression that you simply don’t care! 🙂

    But seriously…we’ll still be here waiting for your return, so don’t make yourself sick by trying to do too much!

  • tori says:

    I am lucky with the Halloween candy in that I HATE tootsie rolls, and my kids love them. The candy I love, they gladly give me. Works out great for all of us!

  • Becky says:

    Hang in there with that crazy ass work schedule of yours. When we’re in the peak of our winter because we’re so far north, there are some weeks where I only walk the dogs in daylight on weekends b/c it’s not light until almost 8 a.m. and then it’s dark by 5 p.m.

  • Oswegan says:

    I get to eat all the peanut butter ones.

    . . . over my wife’s dead body.


  • Karen says:

    Hope you survive the hideous schedule with a minimum of misery. We’ll see you at our place when you can make it.

  • Yes, I’ve been meaning to tell you that you’ve been neglecting my blog…. wait, this is my first post here.

    Sorry. And I hope you’re “back” soon.

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