But then there's the issue of trick-or-treating. Which is difficult for a number of reasons:
- Our complex doesn't organize anything for trick-or-treating. Last year we had 0 kids come by.
- We would need to figure out somewhere to go--most likely drive to--if we wanted to give Scooter the full on experience.
- If we did hit a large number of houses, we're likely to end up with 90% of his haul being candy neither he not I can eat.
- And it's a school night.
The other aspect of the coffee-shop trip I like is that they're collecting non-perishables for Daily Bread.
When I first read about Daily Bread's Fall Food Drive a couple weeks ago, I went through our pantry. Trillian and I had already decided we'd be making the switch in Scooter's (and my) diet, so it made sense to get rid of any gluten-containing items that Trillian knew she wouldn't use before our move. I filled an over-sized tote with mixes and soups and pasta and a number of other things and happily dropped them off on my trip to the grocery store.
But we still have more than we're likely to use in our pantry, and I will gladly pack them up and bring them to the coffee shop so that out little astronaut can drop them off in the collection box.
Reverse trick-or-treating. Less junk food, fewer calories, a cleaner pantry, and a good feeling.
Want more of the nitty-gritty about what we're doing with gfcf? Go check out my Kitchen.