Dear Kid,

Have you looked at a calendar? Of course you have, so you’re aware that next week is Halloween.

Also, you a student at Ohio University (motto: We’re here to celebrate Halloween!!!).

You’ve probably noticed that the grocery stores have replaced all the food with candy and all the home décor with pumpkins.

great idea from Steve Giralt on the Woman’s Day website. DearKidLoveMom.comSmall children are dreaming of ghosts. Large children are dreaming of zombies. Adults are dreaming of snagging the good candy out of the loot the children bring home. Puppies are dreaming of … I don’t know what, but they’re dreaming.

But do you know who’s most excited? The weight loss industry.

I think they have been (secretly) behind the fall feeding frenzy (tailgates-Halloween-T’giving-Xmas). They spend the fall months chubby-ing people up and the reset of the year helping us pretend we can get svelte again.

If only.

There are a lot of different kinds of Halloween candy. Some are great; some are only good.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Love, Mom