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