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10 trick-or-treat tips for children 2 & under

Ghost from Pixabay member NemoIt’s that time of year again when we dress up our little ones in adorable costumes and go door to door having them beg for candy. A one or two year old doesn’t understand what’s happening, so it’s important to let them know what’s going on.

Here is a simple list to try and impress on all parties involved in a trick-or-treat endeavor

  1. you’re getting candy for mommy and daddy
  2. nobody likes banana flavored candy
  3. “fun-sized” isn’t. Go for the big bars that look like they could hurt someone
  4. if someone is giving out something amazing, you’re getting a costume change and we’re going back there at least once
  5. while it may seem a bit greedy, you doing all the work and me getting all the candy, remember this is an apprenticeship situation. You’ll benefit from it greatly
  6. those streets where nobody goes down are scary, but chances are the adults don’t even have any candy and will be forced to resort to giving you beer or full sized candy bars
  7. that face you make when you’re being defiant, master that for anyone who gives you banana flavored treats
  8. if you have a meltdown near bedtime because you’re tired, this will impact your candy getting abilities. As such we will be filling you full of sugar as we… I mean you… go trick or treating
  9. if you pass out, you’re still getting carried to the door… we’ll make something up like that you’re a solid stone bee from Barbie’s Bee Adventure…we’ll claim you really committed to it.
  10. that candy is mine. It’s been two years since I’ve had a chance to buy any. You can have the banana flavored pieces I told you not to grab.



Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.