A Little Bit of a Halloween Let Down
I love Halloween, but, it also makes me a little sad.
We don't get any trick-or-treaters at our place. Not one. And, it's so disappointing. I've come to expect no ghouls and goblins will come knocking on our door, but, still, every year, there's a part of me that secretly hopes this is the year it will change, and then comes the big let down when it doesn't. I love seeing the kids in their costumes, and the excitement on their faces as they shout "Trick or Treat!".
I've always wanted my home to be the one kids couldn't wait to go to on Halloween. Lots of decorations & lights, over-flowing treat bags and even a costumed Mandy to hand the candy out. I used to love places like that when I was a kid. There was a woman in my neighbourhood that dressed up as a witch every year to hand out treats; another house in my hometown was always decorated to the max, with creepy music, lights, and even a zombie or werewolf on the porch, which would jump up at the older kids. And, I always loved treat bags. They were so much fun to tear into once you got home -- every one a new surprise! (Plus, once my candy was all in a pile on the living room floor, I used my empty treat bags to sort my candy. I swear, I spent more time organizing my candy than I did collecting it or eating it).
But, on the POSITIVE side of things, I was at my Mom's early enough to see my little niece in her costume, which was adorable. At 16 months, I don't think she quite understood the whole put-the-candy-in-the-bag routine, though, lol. When my sis Steph went to drop cheesies in her bag, she hollered until she got one; ditto for the ghost cookie Auntie Mandy tried to drop in her bag. It was too funny. Especially once she lost all interest in the candy when she got a hold of her Grammie's phone to play with. But, she had a good night overall, and her Mom & Dad had fun taking her around.
I hope your Halloween was a lot of fun -- and that you have some leftover treats for yourself.
You know that's why you buy so many ;)