Last week I asked if it would be a good idea to give the kids a few pieces of Halloween candy. Surprisingly to me, an overwhelming seventy-one percent said a few pieces of candy isn't going to hurt. I suppose when you think about it, there's really nothing wrong with giving your kid a few pieces of candy if you're allowing him to roam around at night asking strangers for food. Hell, if that's going to be acceptable behavior, I'm going to tell Emma and Andrew to loot a couple of bluray players too.
Honestly, I don't know if we're going to let the kids eat any candy this Halloween. Lisa and I are on the same page that as long as we have a semblance of control over the kids, we might as well try to keep them away from the many evils that we adults indulge in such as junk food, too much television, and drunk driving. Emma and Andrew are still a little too young to understand the idea of Halloween, although I have heard them debate whether or not Halloween should be celebrated as a Celtic or a Christian holiday. But I'm guessing next year will be a different story when they will clamor for another hit of sugar.
I've mentioned that the kids love Blue's Clues, or as Crazy Grandma occasionally says, "The kids want cous-cous!" Since Blue's Clues isn't on television as much anymore, the kids get their daily dose of dog via a couple of DVDs. Although the kids can watch these shows over and over again, the problem with Blue's Clues is that it's no longer very popular. There are very few Blue's Clues books and toys on the shelves, and even fewer blue dogs up for adoption.
Since I'm not up-to-date with what is popular and appropriate for two year old kids, what other shows would our kids enjoy watching? I had the kids watch a couple episodes of Californication, but afterwards, "big black clock" took on a whole other meaning.