November 3, 2010

Oct 31, 2010

I've had mixed thoughts about this day for many years. One thing is for sure......we have never trick or treated before. That is, before this year. This was the boy's first year going door to door and bagging their candy.

We've done something different each year.....we've gone out to eat with Grandma and Papa, spent the evening with friends, had fall parties.....or have given out candy, but have not trick or treated. There were years where we gave the boys a choice....and they chose to stay home and give out candy. There were years where we felt that we just did not want to participate. I thought this year would be another year like that. I won't go into details....I know that this day can be controversial in Christian circles.....but, this year we decided to take the boys around our complex.

We put together a couple of Mario and Luigi outfits.....of course....and then the boys and I hit the sidewalk. There is something interesting and special about waiting until your children are 8 years old ...to take them trick or treating for the first time. With each door they were SO enthusiastic. They gave big thank yous....and nice to see you....have a great day.....wow, I got a Nestle crunch....or a tootsie roll. You would think that each candy was the most special they ever held....or that....each doorstop was the home of a new and special friend. It was priceless.

I don't think I....and most of the people we encountered.....had laughed so hard in a very long time. The boys would stop other children and tell them how great they thought their costumes were.....they would greet each parent with a big hello. Again, it was just so funny.

They enjoyed their candy for most of the next day....and now...they have totally forgotten all about it. They have a huge bowl of candy......which Greg and I have been feasting on.....but the boys have barely had any. Now we are counting the days until Thanksgiving......

6 comments:

T said...

Oh they were so handsome. Glad they had fun. I have mixed emotions on this day too. I don't care for it but I also want A to have some innocent fun as a child. I realize it won't last long before the innocence is gone forever :-(

carole said...

That is so amazing that they forgot about it! I wish that would happen to me - I mean, my kids.

I love the new blog.

:)

Jana Guild said...

I'm glad you're blogging - I always love what you have to share. That is so cool about taking your boys trick-or-treating the first time and how appreciative and observant they were (love that they commented to other kids about their costumes...). They sound like great boys!

:) Jana

Delane said...

Oh my gosh! Ashton was Luigi for halloween, I wanted Noah to be Mario...but he wouldn't do it.
So super cute!!

homeschoolceo said...

That is priceless! How wonderful to watch such joy :)

We're counting the days until Thanksgiving too. This year most of my family on my father's side is gathering at my sister's house. And because hubbie had to have urgent surgery (unfortunate that it was) he will fortunately be home for Thanksgiving instead of leaving for 5 weeks. I'm very excited!

Ruth said...

We have neither Halloween nor Thanksgiving here... but I would have totally joined the 'candy fest'... were there any Snickers bars?(Ahem... Ruth, control yourself)

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