There are witches in the air and spooks all around, and your dentist appointment has already been scheduled. Yup, it's Halloween again.
I'll be honest; I am one of THOSE people. You know, the ones that wear holiday socks and shirts and decorate for every holiday there is. It's the teacher in me; every holiday is worthy of some sort of celebration or decorative pair of socks. Even the little ones. But, for me, Halloween falls into the category I like to call the Big Five. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween are the biggies around here, and they are cause for much decorating and enthusiasm.
Even back in the day before having you, the house was still decorated and there were fun socks on my feet. I can honestly say that having a little you in the house has added to the insanity, but not by much. I remember one year painstakingly carving the face of Ozzy Ozbourne into a pumpkin, and another where your Daddy and I set up a "scene" in the front yard to go along with his viking costume. (Which he has worn like six years straight, so dont let him try to convince you that it's only been three. I have photographic proof.)
When I was growing up, we lived on the big farm, and there were no neighbors, so we would dress up and "borrow" a neighborhood for the night. It was kind of like doing covert ops, and we had a total blast taking candy from strangers. When Daddy and I got married, I couldn't wait to pass out candy to the little kids on our street. Sometimes we would even sit outside and make a picnic out of our dinner in the driveway. (Usually Chinese food.)
|Me in my first Halloween costume - a cheerleader.|
|My sweet candy corn|
And once again, this year I am making your costume. You are going to be the most adorable little lion ever. Our plan was to do The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and that may still happen, but as of now, Mommy is falling behind on getting everything done by next Monday. Hopefully it will come together and we'll have another photo of our nutty family getting into the spirit of Halloween.
Trick or Treat!