The Switch Witch is Coming…

by Angie on October 29, 2013

There’s a new superhero coming to town.  But it’s not this chick:

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It’s the Switch Witch.

Truth be told, I was considering having Mayhem skip trick or treat this year.  You know it doesn’t seem fair to turn the kid loose, let her collect a plastic pumpkin full of treats and then confiscate ALL OF IT on account of her being allergic to everything so freakin’ much.

But as I was skimming through Facebook updates a few weeks ago, a little something caught my eye.  It was a poem about the Switch Witch.  The idea behind it is to have your kids keep only a few pieces of their candy and leave out the rest for the switch witch in an effort to fight the gluttony that is a 10 pound sack of high fructose corn syrup.  The switch witch is a GOOD witch who comes on Halloween night and trades a gift for the candy that’s left out for her and her naughty cat.

A quick google search for the switch witch will bring up quite a few results, but I especially loved this post (and the cute video explanation).

So I told Mayhem about the switch witch, but I altered the story a bit and made it more about her food allergies.  I explained that we could go through her candy after trick or treating and pull out all of the stuff she’s allergic to (my guess is going to be 90+ %) and if we leave it out, the switch witch will stop by and trade it for a present.  She was SOLD!

So it looks like Wonder Woman gets to trick or treat this year…

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And she can simply leave a sack of kryptonite on the porch as trade for a cool gift from a sugar high witch!

Now, if I can just find out which superhero I need to call about the “helluva storm” that’s due to hit Thursday evening …

Happy Halloween!

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Jean October 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Mayhem looks adorable!
What a great idea, that Switch Witch is! She is the perfect, fun solution for all of us to cut back on the sweets. :-)

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Angie October 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

Thanks Jean! When I read about this I thought it was a great idea for getting kids to cut back but I’ve also read a lot of people with negative comments about it “sucking all the fun out of Halloween” (by taking away most of the candy). As for us, it’s the perfect creative solution :) Hope you and the family have a terrific Halloween!

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Courtney Pies October 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Mayhem looks awesome, as usual! I always look forward to the pictures you post of her on Facebook. :)

The Switch Witch sounds like such a good idea! Especially for Mayhem with her allergies. I just hope the rain holds off for a bit so we all can get some trick-or-treating time in! This is the first year our daughter will really know what she’s doing since she’s 2 and a half. :)

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Angie October 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for the kind words Courtney! And I too, hope the weather holds out, but I’m not sweating it. Mayhem has actually only been trick or treating once – she was almost 2 the first time, but last year we skipped it as the weather here wasn’t good either (read: I refused to take a 2 year old out in cold and sleet …). Hope your daughter enjoys it!

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Tricia @ Take 10 October 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

LOVE it! Great idea. I’m sharing this one!

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Angie October 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Thanks Tricia :)

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Krista October 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm

We buy candy to give out that is safe for our son to eat and keep some on hand to give him if he doesn’t collect any safe options.. He has always done trick or treat although I get nervous that night and watch closely. In the past, we have emptied his bucket 1/2 way through into our dish to give out to trick or treaters. All of our kids have to put unsafe candy into a bag that we give away at work or church. It limits the candy right there. Any leftovers go in a bag with their name on it and is used for small treats all year. (Some may or may not end up in stockings or baskets .)
I am sure Mayhem will love it.

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Angie October 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Krista – LOVE that the Halloween candy ends up in Christmas stockings … I call that genius! I bet you do get nervous that night because I remember, as kids, eating a piece every now and then as we went along (you know, before that whole razor blades in candy scare came along). We too have some safe stuff at home, but honestly, I’m just thankful that she doesn’t make a big deal about it. She’s pretty easy going about the allergies, but every now and then she has a minor meltdown. Like a couple weeks ago she was SCREAMING as we passed Dunkin Donuts “I don’t care if i get sick – I JUST WANT A DONUT!!!!” ;)

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BaconCape January 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm

So cute!

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