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A Dad Can Enjoy Halloween Too (limerick)

Updated on October 5, 2012

On Halloween night wife would stay

To watch ghouls and ghosts safely play

And me I was dandy

To keep myself handy

To help put kid’s candy away


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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Haha! Hope that you don't put TOO MUCH of that candy away, if I catch your meaning. In other some for the kids. :)) Halloween will soon be upon us. Let your conscience be your guide. (Smile)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahahaha, sure, dads are part of the treats...whenever dad wants one, he's got some. :)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      i know a grown man who goes absolutely ga-ga at halloween! Truly - he's younger than the youngest child who calls 'halloween apples'!


      it's kinda adorable, like this little ditty...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Only way to go.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Sounds like my dad. There always seemed to be a lot less reeses peanut butter cups after he "inspected" my candy for danger. Funny!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Uh-huh. Putting it away in your tummy is the best part. I like to sneak the little Almond Joy bars. Yum! What a cute little poem you write. Thanks for the smile.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Ah, yes, and dad's tummy gets bigger after it gets put away! Funny, Hatter!! Shared!

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I'd gladly put it away, too.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Out it away in the mouth! Produced more giggles.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Cute and fun. Good job to have and I think I know why. Happy Halloween.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      for me, putting away and snacking! cute!!!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Halloween is my Christmas! But Christmas is my Christmas too. I've always believed in keeping candy in the holidays! Love this finger lickin' good limerick!!! Voted UP!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Wonderful wordplay!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      I wonder if your checking included sampling as well. Either way you handy dandy candy sorting sounds like the one of the best parts of Halloween. Thanks for making me smile. :)

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      giggle, snort, giggle, snort - on that note, I will retire. :-)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Haha, way to go, MH! I like putting way the candy too :))

      Enjoyed it!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I remember when this occurred at my house. Had to check all for razor blades. Usually did it after the kids were in bed. Very close checking, to say the least. Great Job!

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      You've captured the Halloween of all dads. Thanks Mhatter99.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Best part of Halloween, and one of the great perks of being a parent. Fun as always!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I have always done a great job with the "helping" of the candy too. LOL

      God Bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That is the fun part of Halloween helping the kid’s with the candy.