Ahhhhh, Halloween. A mother is never more proud than when she sends her child from stranger to stranger prompting them to beg for candy. Trick-or-treat night is such a hectic night. I tried to make myself a little schedule for the day yesterday so that I would know exactly when to do what (like figuring out what time I needed to start making dinner so that I could finish by a certain time so they would have a certain amount of time to eat so I could be starting to get their costumes on by a certain time so I would have them ready for pictures before....etc....etc.... etc....) I realized at about 9:30 in the morning I was already running behind schedule.
We weren't really sure what time the actual trick-or-treating was supposed to start. I looked online and found nothing. I watched news and heard nothing. I asked neighbors who knew nothing. Everyone seemed to be really confused because of the whole time change/no time change thing. Someone told me they were waiting until it was dark out and then taking their children. Yeah, um, that won't work for me. It doesn't get dark until like 8!! If someone would have told me that I wouldn't have had to buy any costumes because my children turn into little monsters on their own if they are up past 8.
So we decided at 6:30 we would go out. We looked up the street. No one else was out. We started knocking on doors and no one was answering. Ugh! So we found a game of hopscotch that someone had drawn on the sidewalk and hung out and played for awhile. Finally at 7 we started seeing other people out and about and started our quest for massive amounts of sugar...yet again.
We had an unusually large number of people that wanted to take pictures of our children. We moved here from Ohio not too long ago and I don't ever remember people taking pictures of my children in the past. Is this something that is normal?? I didn't want to be like "Well, I don't mind if my children take candy from you, creepy old man, but please don't take their pictures."
It was pretty hot (and when I say hot I mean there was a good amount of sweating involved) and the mosquitoes were EVERYWHERE!!!!! I had no idea how big those suckers (no pun intended) could be until I lived in a hot, humid climate during rainy season. But all in all we had a pretty good time. We ended up with a plethora of candy. Actually it was 11 pounds of candy to be exact....we weighed it. hehe
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Posted by Valarie at 7:24 AM