Another Halloween under our belts.. with the boatload of candy in this house, that is meant in both the literal and figurative terms.
This Halloween also brought some new twists (or tricks in keeping with the theme) – I’m sure the first of many to come. This was the first year that Mackenzie opted to go hang out and trick or treat with her friends instead of us. And while I was okay with it on the outside, a little piece of my heart broke. I didn’t even get a picture of all three of them together since the Rooster had to make a quick trip to the costume store for some last minute cat ears.
Meanwhile, the Ninja, the Bunny and I headed over for our ritual of trick or treating with Sadie – complete with a massive pre-trick or treating spread. You know.. to coat their stomachs with real food before they ate their weight in fun-size treats.
Here’s the whole gang (minus Mackenzie, of course)
So the other first was that we let the other two head out on their own – with buddies, of course. No trudging thru the neighborhood, freezing our tails off as we watch them gather their loot. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this at first, and honestly still wasn’t crazy about the idea even after the Rooster gave Sydney the thumbs up. Then along comes Cassie claiming that she wanted to “prove” that she was mature enough and I realized that my time really was up.
How many times have I groaned as I trudged thru the neighborhood, freezing my tail off as I watched them gather their loot? More times than I care to admit. And yet – here I was finally “freed” of the chore and instantly wanted to go with them. Because as much as I may have thought it was a chore, it really wasn’t. Honestly, the only thing that really drove me crazy was keeping them out of the streets and together. Beyond that, trick or treating was always a good time for me.. since it was always Jen and I that took the group out, it gave us quality BFF time making memories with our kids.
And now that’s changing. Now we’re left behind to clean up the massive spread of food while we wait for our little goblins to come home.
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