Happy Halloween from a Starburst, a Pteradactyl, a Hippie, an Indian Princess, Snow White, Elmo and Winnie the Pooh!
Halloween was approached with much anticipation this year. I didn't throw my annual party, and by October 31st, the children were nearly ready to explode. The day had the feeling of a bad road trip. I could almost hear, "Are we there yet?" Instead I heard, "How much longer until we can go trick or treating?"
"It's 10:30. You have a while." Sigh. Oh for the enthusiasm of youth!
In order to preserve my sanity, I allowed the children to fry their brains on television and Wii games. O would occasionally bring me her bucket and ask, "More candy?" She didn't go last year, she was too little.
But finally, finally, the time came. The little girls were nearly dragging their father out the door. A is all grown up now, apparently, and went with some friends. E and I stayed home and held down the fort, happily handing out candy to all the little ghosties and ghouls.
Upon arriving home, the kids had to dump their candy out for inspection. K lined hers up in no particular order, while M segregated his into types of candy. L and O, on the other hand, just started finding her favorite things to eat. Dad and I got lucky and discovered the kids don't like peanut M&M's. I didn't complain one bit.
And so another Halloween has passed us by. Before I know it, I'll be writing about Christmas. Yikes!