Monday, November 2, 2015

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween!  It truly felt like a happy holiday for us!  It is the first time (other than Kiddo's birthday this past summer) that Kiddo has been truly aware of and excited about an upcoming holiday.  He insisted we kept a countdown of how many days until Halloween and then every morning would tell us what number to change it to.  He also told us for Halloween he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story.

So after looking a few places, I decided to go online and order a Woody costume, and while I was at it, got a Buzz Lightyear costume for Little Brother.

Hubster and I practiced trick or treating in our home a few nights beforehand.  Hubster went into the kids' bedroom and closed the door.  The kiddos and I pretended we were going up to a house and would knock on the door.  We practiced saying "Trick or Treat" and "Thank You", until Kiddo caught on and could do it by himself without prompting.  Little Brother never did say Trick or Treat, but the thank you he mastered after a few practices.

So, the night of Halloween arrived.  Kiddos excitedly put on their costumes at Grandma and Grandpa's house (they have a great neighborhood for trick-or-treating).  And Kiddo did awesome!  We told him we had to go to houses that had lights on.  So as we walked, he'd tell us "This house light on!" or "No light."  He'd walk up to the houses with lights on, knock on the door, say "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you!"   He'd show us his candy bucket and declare "Lots candy!"  Hubster and I were just grinning with pride.

It is the first year we have ever even attempted something like Trick or Treating.

After about half an hour or so we determined the kids had collected enough sugar to last them quite some time and we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's house, where Kiddo asked if he could have one of his lollipops, to which we agreed.  He was was so excited to be given the opportunity to pass out candy to other kids who came to the door.

The first batch of kids who came to the door, he told them "Here you go" as he gave them the candy.  By the third batch of kids at the door he had added a "Have nice day!" as they left.

And he would wait, kind of impatiently, for the doorbell to ring.  "No more kids?" he'd ask.  And then the doorbell would ring and he'd get all excited.

It was a great night. :)

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