Mother Nature sure is a strange thing. I’m typing this from my parent’s house in Massachusetts. We lost power at our house in NH after we got a 12 inches of snow.
Really? Yes, really. We’ve had no power for 48 hours and it doesn’t appear like we’ll be getting it back any time soon. That being said, trick or treat has been postponed until next week. So I guess the trick is on us.
The first 24 hours was a lot of fun. We played in the snow, played chutes and ladders by flashlight, snuggled in front of the fire with our blankies reading books. We made it into an adventure.
I want to take a minute to talk about all the fantastic things that happen at Halloween for children with allergies. Yes, there is a BUNCH of candy that my son won’t be able to eat. I think every allergy blog, paper, magazine and Facebook page has figured every single way you can make the night easier and better.
What I want to talk about is all the people that DO notice your child this holiday. The ones that go out of their way to buy that something special. I have witnessed this for the past two years for my son. People who I didn’t even know but had heard about my sons allergies bought him his own bag of skittles. Neighbors talk with other neighbors who talk to other neighbors and before you know it your child has a bag full of goodies…SAFE goodies. It’s kindness like that, that melts my heart. It makes me realize that in this crazy world where the news is enough to make you want to never leave your house…that there are kind people out there. It is these generous, selfless acts that I share with my children. These are the stories we focus on.