Ah, Halloween, my favorite time of year. The costumes, candy, decorations, cooler weather, snuggling under warm blankets. I miss the sunshine late in the evening, and hate crawling out of bed in the darkness, but Fall is still my all-time favorite season.
I waited too long to get a pumpkin for us to carve this year, and ended up with a medium sized one with a pre-made face on it, and a few tiny ones.
I even dressed up in costume. Here's part of it...
I managed to scare my fourteen-year-old (fun stuff!), and two little trick-or-treaters. The trick-or-treaters were unintentional. Their mom was with them and said they're scared of anything in a costume. Once they left, all I could think about was the way they stood, feet firmly planted as far back as they could get until their mom took their buckets and held them out so I could put the candy in, and the way they stared at me like my cute little clown costume was the scariest thing they'd ever seen. I retired my costume and make up immediately after. I thought I'd need a chisel to get that make up off. And some of the dark red lipstick still remains.
I had tons of candy to give out, and am glad to say that not one piece was left. I usually buy the crappy stuff - too sour, too gummy, too hard - so I won't be tempted to eat it. Trick-or-treaters also get Halloween pencils and/or stickers so I'm not totally contributing to the garbage.
Did you get lots of treats?