Lesson #1: It’s nice to know that one day a year, the enormous spiders (and accompanying webs) surrounding our house are actually considered decorative.
Lesson #2: Sometimes a little peer
pressure encouragement is actually a good thing. Especially if your kids’ friends are really good seeds—like their parents, of course. (Yes, even the ones referenced in the next lesson.)
Lesson #3: When out trick-or-treating, your adorable little goblins can be quickly overshadowed by the creative engineering your husband and his friends use to hitch a beer cooler to a wagon.
Lesson #4: Some kids are into trick-or-treating for the sport (Big) and others really are just in it for the candy (Little).
Lesson #5: Nobody’s safe on Halloween. The cartoons lead to nightmares (and/or inappropriate jokes). The extra goodies result in poundage. And candy bowls/baskets mysteriously disappear. (All of which explain our need for the beer wagon.)
How was your Halloween? Any funny or spooky stories to share?
At dinner last night, Finn asks if he can have some candy for dessert. We say, “yes – but be sure to take a few more bites of your dinner.” Seamus perks up at the word “candy” and starts asking for some, too. We then ask him to take 1 more bite. Usually he refuses but tonight he picks up his burger and goes in for the bite. Matt and I look at each other like, “Oh my goodness – he finally gets it!!!” Then we look back at him and he spits out the bite and says, “Candy?!”… I guess there are tricks and treats even after Halloween… 😉
Gotta love kids’ creative problem solving!