Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays—so much fun spooky, silly stuff, plus unlimited candy—but experiencing it with my children is even better, especially now that James kinda-sorta knows something special is going on. He loves walking around the neighborhood and looking at the decorations (“we go see ghosts! Boo!”). He takes a daily visit to see a big blow up Frankenstein (“bankendeint”) and mummy (“mommy’s ghost”). As for costumes, James really loves Mickey so we got him a Mickey Mouse costume and a two-sizes-too-big Pluto for his little brother/sidekick Levi. We took them to my parent’s house, 10 minutes away, to trick or treat. James loved ringing their door bell and getting his candy. We just did the one house this year, so hopefully next year we’ll get to go house to house. We’re lucky that James and Levi are too young to realize how different this Halloween is. I can’t imagine how frustrating it is for older kids who are missing out, but hopefully they have plenty of fun (and candy!).
How did you celebrate this year? Were you able to trick or treat safely? If not, what did you do instead?
A few good reads:
Here are some of the most popular Halloween Costumes of the year.
I thought this Alanis Morissette performance from home on The Tonight Show was really cute. Her daughter keeps interrupting her song.
Wild story about how a fake hitman website became a real murder for hire sting operation.
Niche sports have become a path to ivy league schools.