Please Don’t Feed The Dinosaurs…Or The Kids

Beloved woke me up this morning by mumbling, “Stop feeding Filet Mignon to the dinosaur!  It’s expensive!”

I’d like to say I have no idea what kind of a dream the man was having, but I’m afraid it was all too clear.  It amused me, though, so I related the incident to The Young One while I made his breakfast, and Beloved was stumbling, bleary-eyed, toward the coffee pot (I told him not to bother watching the end of the game last night, and I was right – Texas choked).

“You laugh,” he said (because The Young One was), “but you know good and damn well that if we had a pet dinosaur, your mother would be feeding him grass-fed beef.”

I really do take exception to that – the dog gets CAFO beef, mixed with grass-fed or pastured organ meats.  A dinosaur would be any different?

But it also explains my dilemma about Halloween this year.  I love the holiday, and always have, although my enjoyment of it has diminished somewhat since moving to Ohio (not by choice, believe me).  However, I cannot in good conscience give what I’ve come to view as poison, and I don’t want to be like the neighborhood dentist – every neighborhood has one, and he always hands out toothbrushes.  So, we’ve reluctantly decided not to participate this year, which is sad, but what alternatives do we have?

Because you know if I’ve been instructed not to feed the dinosaur Filet Mignon, it’s certainly not an option for trick-or-treaters.

For more Halloweenie spins, head on over to Sprite’s Keeper.  Don’t bother with the candy, but take her some virgin coconut oil – she’ll love it.

13 thoughts on “Please Don’t Feed The Dinosaurs…Or The Kids”

  1. For the last five years, I have been wanting to set up a grill outside and give away fresh cooked bacon to the little monsters. I honestly think this may be the year I break down and do it.

  2. Damaged Justice- where do you live? We’ll be by.

    Jan- you could always give out those bead necklaces, or glow bracelets or something like that (usually pretty cheap at Target in the $1 bin)? I would love you. Three or four of the houses give stuff like that out where we trick or treat and the kids put them on immediately. Even the HS kids like that stuff, when everything else is candy.

  3. I DO love virgin coconut oil!
    I was thinking the same thing for this year. Our neighborhood doesn’t do any trick or treating, the kids are too far spread apart, but we are going to Sprite’s preschool Fall Festival tonight. They usually take donated candy for the treat bags, and I did not donate anything or make anything this year since we no longer eat that way and while you can make some delicious cakes with coconut flour or the like, the kids want the processed stuff. Poor Sprite is going to find her candy stash severely cut back this year. I’ll let her have some things, but the majority is going in the trash.

  4. Damaged Justice, I suggest you not answer Mama Badger in the comments or 500,000 Paleo eaters (myself included) will descend upon your house like Zombies after the Apocalypse, groaning and mumbling “BAAAACON NOM NOM NOM …CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH!”

  5. Princess Nagger would probably want to know what kind of dinosaur it was, though – because you’d have to be sure not to feed Filet Mignon to the herbivore ones. 😉 Omnivore and Carnivore, sure, go right ahead (direct from PN). 😉

  6. Why not forgo edible treats and hand out “party favors”? I’m planning on doing small crayon packs with mini activity books, bouncy balls, jewelry…all Halloween themed, of course! 8)

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