Friday, October 31, 2008

This Is Fun Because....?



I, like so many others, love the fall. Growing up I think one of the main reasons I wanted to be mother is so that I could make Halloween sugar cookies and decorate them with little helpers as a crisp wind whipped up a swirl of leaves outside the window of my cozy kitchen full of yummy baking smells. Every year I get excited about the start of the fall holidays with Halloween. But, I have to be honest here. So far it just isn't living up to my expectations. The last two years CT has been seriously ill on Halloween. This year he wasn't sick, but after the first block he started crying and saying "I'm thirsty. I need a drink." Instead of saying "Trick or Treat" he would say with a sob "I"m thirsty" and hold out his plastic pumpkin. To his credit, after a runner was sent home for a juice box he perked up. Of course, by then Lily had reached her limit and started saying she couldn't walk anymore and wanted to eat some of her candy and go home. Disappointing, because I had high hopes for her when the evening began. I thought she was going to pull through. She started the evening out so well. She would always say "trick or treat" and "Thank you" and then as we were walking away she would say to me "We still need to get more candy, right?". I can't think of a time when the answer to that question would be "no". Actually, I don't mind only trick or treating two blocks worth of homes. I just wish we could do it without the inevitable break downs. Maybe next year?

5 comments:

Amanda said...

It doesn't get any cuter than that! How fun. You guys look great. My Halloween festivities included buying candy and then completely forgetting that people would be coming around to get it. I was only reminded while I was painting the back door, hands covered in paint as the first trick-or-treater arrived. I'm sure Halloween gets much more exciting with kids. Can't wait.

hharding said...

You guys look adorable! It sure sounds like there are a lot of fun times to look forward to with Halloween, I don't know if I'm looking forward to that or not.

Shanda said...

Thanks for reminding me why we always take a stroller trick or treating. Of course I would prefer that we find a stroller for me, but by the time that would really be an issue, I don't plan to be walking all around the neighborhood, trolling for candy. Then again, I do like candy...

Rachel said...

I love families that dress as a theme for Halloween. You all look fantastic.

Laura said...

So cute! You guys look great!