The Butterfingers are all gone and I'm not buying any more. I would just end up hording them all for myself. I can't fight the temptation!
I'm not going to post a list of gluten free candy because there are many great lists already out there. Even a good GF/CF list and a list that contains information about 6 of the 8 "big" allergens for those who need to avoid more than just gluten!
Halloween is going to be really fun this year because for the first time, the Girl is really excited about it. Last year she only wore her costume because I told her she wouldn't get candy unless she had one on. And before that she didn't really know what was going on. This year, after much deliberation, she picked to be Snow White. Serious deliberation - she knew she was going to be a princess, but she couldn't be just an anonymous run of the mill every day princess, she wanted to be a DISNEY PRINCESS. First it was Ariel and then Belle and then Barbie Princess (not Disney, I know) and then Tinkerbelle (who is technically not a princess, but she has a fancy dress and SPARKLY WINGS!) She finally settled on Snow White, which really is perfect as she has dark curly hair and a cute bow shaped mouth. The only princess she is more suited to be is Jasmine (she has olive toned skin), but she didn't like that costume. The first thing she wanted to do this morning was put on her Snow White costume.
So what did we do for a great Halloween morning? Went to the doctor, of course! The Boy was getting his 1-year checkup so I decided it would be convenient to get them both flu shots too. I know, I'm mean! I told the Girl last night that she was going to the doctor to get a shot that will help her stay healthy. This morning she informed me that she would like me to drop her off at school because she was not going to the doctor. When that didn't work she said that the Boy should be first to see the doctor and get his shot. I informed her that she wasn't even going to see a doctor (just the nurse) and that we had to stop at her appointment first. She grudgingly accepted this and was fine until the nurse called her name and we went back behind the screen. She promptly freaked out - kicking and screaming and crying. I don't think she even registered the shot, but was severely pissed about the band-aid. She didn't want one, but now that it was on, didn't want to take it off (she has a good memory!) Afterwords she complained that she was mad. I'm not sure what she was more mad about the fact that mean mommy forced her to have a shot, that she didn't get to see her brother get a shot first, or that the horrible nurse put a BAND-AID (a BAND-AID!!!!) on her leg!
I'm hoping a sugar-induced coma will help her forget about the pain.
The poor Boy got 4 shots, a finger poke and has an ear infection. He will be in an Infant's Motrin-induced coma tonight!