Halloween evening was a great time. We went out with friends, the kids had a blast going door to door, and we have bags and bags of loot to show for it. Just a good night all around.
As a parent don’t you just love when your kids have so much junk food that they won’t notice if you sneak a piece or two? I sure do. And on Sunday, my husband and I were doing just that. We were fishing around in one of the candy bags when my husband felt something sharp.
Here’s what he found:
Sitting right in a bag full of candy. A lollipop with a nail sticking through the wrapper.
My first thought: He was joking. (He wasn’t)
My second thought: WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The nail is huge, it is sharp and it is sticking through candy that was given to my child. My precious child.
I want to believe that this was a mistake or some sort of bizarre accident, but I just can’t.
The nail is poked right through the candy wrapper and was lodged there, waiting for my child to pick it up.
So, ya, I don’t think it was an accident. I think it was purposeful. And I can’t believe it happened to me in my “safe” suburban neighbourhood that people drive to just for trick or treating.
We reported it to the police. We checked the rest of the candy and it was fine. We’re satisfied that our kids are safe with the treats that are left over. I’m thankful it was my husband who found the lollipop with the nail stuck in it…
But I can’t shake the sick, sinking feeling that someone deliberately set out to put a big, sharp, rusty nail in a kid’s Halloween bag.
Moral of the story: Check, check, check. And then check again.