Y’all might not know that Ed Daley, my blogging partner, is REALLY into Halloween. This year, I offer up a glimpse of his costume, somehow Weasel Zippers got it
O.K., actually that is not Ed, but, I do have good news, The Queen of the Food Police has granted us all permission to eat candy the Halloween.
(The Stir) — Forget the cost of candy and the spooky costumes. The scariest part of Halloween for Mom comes at the end of the night, when that heaping helping of sugar is dumped on the living room floor and the kids dive in. Who better to help you handle the holiday without being a candy-skipping grinch than First Lady Michelle Obama?
She is, after all, the mom behind the national childhood obesity-fighting initiative Let’s Move. We’ve seen her hula hooping on the White House lawn to make exercise fun. So here at The Stir, we wanted to know what the president’s wife thinks of the sugar-fueled frenzy that is October 31. What she told our very own Tracy Odell during a session at the White House might surprise you.
Sasha and Malia Obama get their candy fix on Halloween just like the rest of the kids in America! And our First Lady thinks that’s the way it ought to be:
Our philosophy is if you live right every day — and I shouldn’t say “right,” but if you make good choices every day — I tell this to my girls all the time — that when it’s time for the holidays and the fun stuff and the birthday party, that you don’t have to worry about it because you’re doing what you’re supposed to do every single day. So we really talk about daily choices that they’re making, and balance. Right? Because I don’t want them to have to worry about how much candy they eat on Halloween.