The inevitable Halloween Hangover is coming. It’s caused by staying up late, eating too much candy and running all over your neighborhood like a maniac trying to find the houses that give out full size candy bars.
And that’s just you.
Imagine how the kids must feel after trick or treating all evening. The excitement wears down and their little bellies begin to reject the candy they’ve snuck into their rooms. The last bits of Halloween make-up is making their face itchy. It’s too late for a bath so they fall asleep after a quick bathroom sink wash and a serious brushing of those teeth.
The next morning comes early and the Halloween Hangover is at its worst. They’ve left the remnants of their make-up and colored hair spray on their pillows. Their little bodies are demanding candy for breakfast and they are so tired and overwhelmed from the night before that they cannot be reasoned with. Here’s what you can do to help ease the pain, for both of you.
Police That Candy
This isn’t their first rodeo. They know you’ll be taking that candy and hiding it up in the cupboard far beyond their reach. They also know you’ll take a little Halloween tax for yourself. So, they’ve likely devised a plan to stash some of that candy somewhere before you even get your hands on it. Find that stash! Otherwise they will be snacking on junk all night long.
Water Before Bed
It works for us, right? Make sure they have some water to help keep their system moving. Surely, you’ll let them sample some of their candy and treats. Make sure they wash it down with some water instead of the cans of soda they’ll find in their bag.
Make Time For That Bath
If they have to wake up feeling cruddy than their mood will match. Give them fair warning that you will require a bath or shower to remove the best parts of their costume. This will allow them to slip into some clean pajamas and have a better night’s sleep.
Have a Special Breakfast Ready
When they wake up, they will have candy on the brain. Make sure you have a fun, and nutritious breakfast ready but throw in some of their loot to make it appealing. Pancakes with a few of their candies on top might be a good idea. A tall glass of orange juice with a licorice straw is another good choice.