Grumpy Gnome is not pleased. However, much like his mother, his attitude was greatly improved upon discovering that dressing like this got you some free chocolate.
And how was your Halloween? Ours was pretty much a non-event, at least tonight. Last night, we met up with a few friends for a public trick-or-treating in a local historical district, which was cute and fun. Tonight, though, we intended to go to the two houses adjacent to us, where our elderly neighbors love to coo over the boys, but they didn’t have their lights on this year, so we skipped it. Instead, we drove over to one of H’s colleague’s house and crashed their dinner (smooth!). We used to see them often, but post-baby, it’s been difficult to find time to get together with them. They happen to live in the hot trick-or-treating neighborhood, so we knew they’d be giving out candy and that they’d enjoy seeing the boys, so we stopped over and hung out for 20 minutes or so.
They are childfree by choice, but they very much enjoy other people’s children (not a very common occurrence, I think– most childfree-ers don’t really care for children generally). And the boys LOVED seeing them. Jack is generally pretty friendly toward everyone, but he was just having a blast, giggling and running and “sharing” his candy with each of us, being the little charmer he can be sometimes. Even Henry was getting in on the fun, shrieking and laughing and walking a lot (which is a new thing for him. He’s finally starting to get more confident on his feet, and choosing to walk when he might not have something close to grab on to). Henry always takes a while to warm up, and is usually pretty parent-centric, even after warming up to new people, but he really took to H’s colleagues.
Anyway, the cap to the night was the colleague’s spouse pulling out the juggling beanbags and giving the boys a chance to see juggling in person. And they went absolutely WILD. Who knew that juggling was so absolutely AMAZING?? They clapped and screeched and laughed and lunged for the beanbags. It was hilarious!
So that was our wild night. We had one group of trick-or-treaters show up at our house before we left, and those greedy little turds took HALF of our candy stash! I guess it’s sorta my fault for telling them that they could take a few more pieces (when they asked if they could take a few more pieces…). Man, they cleaned us out! I was counting on having most of that chocolate leftover for ME to snack on!
So, a fun “first” Halloween, even though I guess it’s technically their second Halloween. This was their first actual celebration, their first real, dress up (in a costume made by Mama), go around to houses (try to, at least!) , get candy, eat a few pieces of candy, carve a pumpkin REAL Halloween.
What about you?