Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Andrew's first, Jake's third, first one without Daniel. I'm going to be frank, the entire day of Halloween my heart just wasn't in to it. I honestly don't think it had much to do with the fact Daniel wasn't going to be there enjoying the candy and the garage doors, I think I just didn't want to leave my warm home. But Ryan in all his worldly parenting wisdom said it wasn't about me, it was about Jake-and getting as many Reese's peanut butter cups are we could for himself. So, an hour before we put on costumes I started pretending with Jake and practicing what we would need to do and say when we got to the houses, and started bribing him to put on his costume. Not above bribery by any means; just check out my Halloween pictures :) Once we got going and once Jake caught on to the idea that saying trick or treat and giving a cute, Mickey smile equated to more candy, he was game and it was a race to the next house. Overall, it was a pretty good time and I chastised myself for ever thinking it was going to be a bust. Seeing Jake's cute little Mickey Mouse nose and his excitement over the police car passing out chips and the ambulance passing out candy and stopping to examine most cars in the driveways (seriously, what it with my children and garages and cars?) it was well worth fighting the cold. He got some good loot, I have candy to last me into 2012, and both kids slept in till 8:30. Happy Halloween to me!