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Our kids are attending a candy-fueled event at their school tomorrow where they will collect more chocolate than I can control. There's also a city-wide trick-or-treat night on Halloween which we will be skipping. I'm a bit of a Halloween curmudgeon already. I don't like how much plastic goes into all the costumery and I really don't like how sexualized ALL costumes are for women and little girls alike.

My husband and I used to enjoy the holiday more when our kids were little little and we could get away with homemade costumes and stopping at 3 or 4 houses in our neighborhood before bedtime. But now... blech. Too much sugar. Too much chocolate. Too much waste.

We're going to do something fun on Halloween as a family though. Maybe go out to dinner and a movie. Start a new, less chocolatey, tradition. 🀎

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Grim. I haven't bought a single piece of chocolate since we collaborated on the Big Chocolate piece. Every errant M&M in our homemade trail mix makes me cringe.

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As a chocolate fan, this is tough to read but important. Maybe we can't all be perfect, but we can strive to do better.

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