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By Marie on Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 07:05 pm:

We took our 3 younger kiddos trick or treating last night our oldest dd said she was to old. 2 of my girls got popcorn balls and my ds got one also which he gave to his big sister. When we got home we went through there candy along with the popcorn balls. Well about an hour or so after the 3 girls ate there popcorn balls. middle dd started throwing up and then the other 2 procided to do the same ds never got sick he never ate the popcorn ball is the only thing that we can link them all 3 too eating. We took them to the dr and he said that it was a possibility. He told them to drink plenty of water and try not to eat anything to heavy. So they are a little better today just weak and tired. but I really think this will be our last year of trick or treating. It really scared me. So we all decided to have a halloween party next year.

By Cat on Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 08:23 pm:

Wow, scary stuff. I hope they're completely better by morning. Were they home-made or store bought? Weird. My kids (13 and 15) didn't even ask or want to go trick or treating this year. I'm okay with that--I do think they're too old. My 13yo did want to hand out candy, though so we let him do that (I'm not really big into the whole Halloween thing). There were kids in his class that came to our house and some even older. To each their own, though. Our neighbors did a party this year, but it was last weekend. Their kids are little, four of them under 7yo. They looked like they had a blast! :)

By Reds9298 on Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 09:12 pm:

That is weird and scary! I hope they are all better very soon. We threw away the homemade treats we got from preschool. Isn't that terrible to feel that you have to do that? I just don't trust the possibility of germs!

By Kaye on Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 10:09 pm:

None of mine went this year. My oldest was at a football game, my 13 year old went to a gathering down the street. My youngest, who loves dress up, decided if I would buy him candy he would rather stay home and play video games. So we let him do that. I wasn't feeling good so it worked out well. This was an odd year, no older kids at all since there were two huge football games going on. One was homecoming for our high school.

By Dana on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:11 am:

How are they feeling today? Did you have any popcorn balls to test? What about other families in your neighborhood. I would certainly see if anyone else suffered after eating them. Could have just been a freak accident, but then again. If others in the neighborhood had the same results, there is concern to take it further.

By Pandamamaoo4 on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 12:35 pm:

We DO NOT let our DSK eat any popcorn balls that they would have gotten T&T. I would never hand them out myself.I would be afraid that they would all end up in the trash..Thats where I would have put mine.Sorry No POPCORN balls for our kids while they T&T.
Hope you kids are better today!

By Marie on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 03:33 pm:

Cathy there was no way for us to be alarmed by them because they were store bought and when I checked them the air was still full so there were no holes in the bags. If they were homemade there is no way I would have let them eat them I am really not that dumb. The are fine today went to school and the only complant is there muscles in there chest hurt from all the throwing up. LOL and I hate that feeling. We had to take ds out this morning to the dr.(its one thing or the other here lately) he was sliding on our hardwood floor in those really soft socks well he took of running from the living room to the kitchen to slide well the metal strip that runs along the floors between the two rooms wasn't slidable and he came to a stop fast so he fell landed on his knee and hurt his knee pretty good. they xrayed it and he has pulled the soft tissure under his knee cap. but she said it was okay they wrapped it and gave him some pain meds but she said he could go to school. he was walking on it pretty good when we were leaving. I am beginning to think we have a case of bad luck.

By Cat on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 04:01 pm:

Marie, I would never imply that you're dumb. I know that in the town I grew up in, it was common practice to make home-made treats for Halloween. It's such a small town, everyone knows everyone and you just don't go to the houses of people you don't know or trust. It's a very generational town, with lots of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins living within blocks of each other. If I took my kids trick or treating there today and got home-made treats I'd have no problem letting them eat them. We actually ended up getting invited into many of the houses we trick or treated at so our parents could visit and catch up while we had treats and hot chocolate. So while I understand that for the most part home-made treats are taboo, there are still small towns out there that they're not.

I'm sorry if I offended you in any way.

By Tarable on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 05:45 pm:

My kids had some of those store bought popcorn balls and they only ate a bite or 2 because they said they tasted funny. I guess maybe I am glad they didn't eat them.
I hope your son recovers fast, knee injuries are no fun.

By Marie on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 06:53 pm:

no cat you didn't I am sorry if I implied that to you at all. I am so sorry for you thinking that.

By Jackie on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 07:05 pm:

I am sorry your kids got sick. I dont think my kids have ever gotten popcorn balls trick or treating. I remember getting them when I was a kid, but havent seen any around here.

By Karen~admin on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 07:41 pm:

Off topic - once again, we did not get ONE single Trick-or-treater this year. :(

I guess my neighborhood has really grown up. :(

Hope everyone's kids had fun, and Marie, hope yours are feeling better!

By Cat on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:45 pm:

It's all good, Marie. It's hard to hear the tone in a voiceless computer screen. :) No worries.

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