Around town it was heavily debated whether trick-or-treating should be held on Saturday or Sunday night. Call me a purist but I thought Halloween should be held on the 31st, like the calendar says. Granted I don’t have school-aged kids so I may change my mind later but I can’t think of any other holidays that get moved around so why move this one. Plus, it’s too confusing. It was eventually left up to individual neighborhoods when to celebrate. We got an email this week saying our neighborhood was celebrating Sunday but to be warned that we may still get visitors Saturday. Thankfully we only had a handful Saturday night. But we had just enough to get Will all excited. He immediately declared “I want to go with them”. We talked all about how to trick-or-treat and costumes and candy, getting him excited for Sunday. I then decided to get the costumes out and see what he thought. I put Wyatt’s on first and Will got all excited (naturally declaring he wanted to be a cow too…oops). Then as quickly as the costume was on he wanted it off! He humored me long enough to take a picture though.
Since he previously had run screaming from the room whenever he saw the costume I was already ready with a back-up plan….Charlie Br0wn.
I found a yellow t-shirt and sewed a zig-zag on it and declared it a costume. I did buy black shorts, but it was too cold. Anyway, Charlie worked out perfect. Granted, Will has no clue who he is but that doesn’t matter. He was able to wear it to school Friday and not know he was dressed up. Though I’m sure his teachers had to hear him say “my shirts not brown” all day or “I’m not Charlie, I’m Will”. And since I wasn’t sure if it was going to be cold enough for Wyatt to be a cow I went ahead and made him a Charlie shirt too, his didn’t exactly cover his muffin top though.
We didn’t have much of a plan for going door-to-door but when Valerie & Amanda stopped by we decided to go to 5-6 houses and see how Will did. He seemed to enjoy it and even went alone to a few houses with just Amanda. At one house they asked what kind of candy he wanted and he said “a sucker”. Unfortunately she did not have any but Will did end up with one in his bucket and that’s the only piece he had all night (he never finished it, he just carried it around).
We came back home and started handing out candy. We asked Will if he wanted to go to some more houses but he said he wanted to “feed” the kids. So that’s what we did. Not sure where he got “feed” from but it was funny. He had the best time passing out candy. He’d say “here you go” and “you want some more”, it was so funny. And we heard a bunch of kids telling their parents about Charlie Brown. One said “I just watched his movie, he’s my favorite”. Towards the end of the night a few scarier kids came up and Will started to look worried but he worked thru it and gave them candy too. But he looked relieved when they left.
I’d say our first Halloween was a successful one (minus Wyatt’s tears)!
**Sorry if you are reading this in a blog reader and it shows up 10 times. It’s been awhile since I’ve written a long post and could not get my post together tonight.