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Halloween!

November 3, 2008

We’re still recovering from the sugar rush over here. The combination of large quantities of sugar and being thrown off schedule by Daylight Savings Time must be part of some evil plot to make mothers everywhere a little crazier.

We had a great Halloween. The girls were excited about it this year. Mostly due to the “Dora’s Halloween” video we’ve been watching. After all, if Dora thinks it’s important enough to talk about then it must be worth participating in. (I wish I were kidding when I tell you that the reason we went to the shore on Sunday is that we read the book “Dora’s A Day at the Beach” and asked to go…)

A few weeks ago when I asked them what they wanted to be (mistake #1), they decided upon Cind.erella and Sn.ow White. (Just what the world needs, two more Disney princesses.) Still, they were thrilled to put on their costumes and head outside. Our neighborhood is all row homes and everyone sits out on their steps/patio to give out candy. It’s like one big party for the neighborhood.

I think my favorite part about this age is that it’s not about being greedy and getting all the candy they can. When we went around the neighborhood, the girls didn’t want to go to the houses to get treats. What they really wanted to do was look at all the other kids’ costumes and check out the decorations. There was even a point where A. went down the street with DH and R. decided to stay with me. R. helped me by dropping candy into the Trick or Treaters‘ bags and wishing them a “Happy Halloween” each time. It was sweet to see the joy she got from giving out treats and helping me. (A nice balance to the greedy teenagers with giant pillowcases and no costumes.) There was a lull in the action and she danced around the front yard singing “I WOVE Halloween!” When I asked her why she said she liked giving out candy.

Both girls were also very willing to share their candy with various neighbors. We kind of have a toy rule where if it’s your turn to play with something then you should offer your sister something else to replace it. Well, there were a few houses where the person would drop some candy in their little buckets and they would then dig out something to give back. Of course, by this morning they fully understood that their candy is theirs and pitched a fit when I wouldn’t let them have any.

So how was your Halloween?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Mommy Daisy permalink
    November 4, 2008 2:37 am

    Aww, it sounds like you all had a great time. I Just posted trick-or-treating pictures of Zachariah.

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