This year Chloe decided she wanted to be a wicked witch, and Costco had a costume just her size. Then, my neighbor passed along a lion costume her child wore when she was Cole’s size, and it was precious! So, my job was easy this year, and both kids couldn’t have been happier in their costumes.
Matt decided to get in on the action this year, so when he got home from work, he was telling the kids that he felt weird. I’m not going to go into the whole “spill” of what he put on, but he kept telling the kids he didn’t feel right. Then he would bark and growl. He continued to tell the kids he didn’t know what was wrong with him but that something was wrong. They didn’t know what to think, so he kept this up for quite a while. And, every once in a while, he would let out a loud growl or bark. I think he had the kids a little freaked out. He went upstairs and after a while came down dressed as a werewolf. They were NOT amused! They wanted nothing to do with Daddy, and it really took a while for the kids to warm up to him. If Matt was wanting to scare them, then he succeeded!
After all that drama, both kids were eager to trick or treat, so we got them dressed, took some pictures, lit the pumpkin, and took off trick-or-treating. Luckily, our kids are still the age where we can walk just to the closest houses in our vicinity, and that’s enough for them. They are just as excited to get back home to hand out candy to all the people that come to our door – which is a TON!! I’m always amazed at how many people we have. We ended up running out of candy, so we started giving out the kids’ candy that they just received. And actually, it’s a great way to get rid of it! Even after we turned out all the lights and hunkered down in the kitchen to eat our traditional chili dinner, we still had people ringing the doorbell…. until 9:00! That does not work out well when you are trying to gear down two sugar-filled kids for bed! No complaining though – it was a very fun night, and Matt and I enjoyed watching the kids have so much fun.