Dan and I officially failed our first Halloween at our new home. After all of that thought, I didn't even make a costume. I was so tired when I got home that the first half of kids who didn't see me in my pajamas should count themselves lucky.
Also, even though I had triple the amount of candy we have had before, we ran out at 7:40.
We turned off every single light in our house and hid in the back room watching Roseanne re-runs. We were so ashamed. During commercials we thought of ways to be the coolest house on the block next year.
However, we did get in a solid 2 hours of handing out candy, and saw some awesome and cute costumes. I loved asking the kids to tell me about their costumes. The 3-5 year age range was the best. They screamed out, "Captain America!" or "a dinosaur!"
The older ones weren't quite as excited. Some of the first I had drove and parked in my cup-de-sac. They came up to my door and I sighed, rolled my eyes, and thought, "seriously, aren't you guys too old to be doing this?" I thanked God I didn't say that out load, because when I opened my door the girl dressed as Raggedy-Ann politely said, "Happy Halloween! We are trick-or-treating for canned goods for Harvesters. Do you have any to spare?"
After I took my foot out of my mouth I emptied out my pantry.
A few of my other favorites were:
- A kid who looked in my candy bowl and whispered to his friend, "they are picked over." (I almost threw my candy at him, but had to save what little we had left.)
- A kid who couldn't say his r's and asked, "Whewe is that dawg that bawks all the time?" (Our beagle was hid away in the garage all night. That apparently is where he needs to stay.)
- A kid who asked, "Are you supposed to be pregnant or something?" (Yep, it is my permanent costume.)
- I told one kid his costume looked good and he simply replied, "I know." Nice.
We also were "ghosted." I was really excited, but I don't know if I should continue the tradition now that Halloween is over.
Any boo-ed or ghost-ed experts out there? When does it end? We had to use the candy to hand out anyways.
Hot Sauce Day
I doused all three of my meals yesterday is Louisiana.
Dan made a big pot of ham and beans over the weekend, and the small had made me sick up until yesterday. I had them for lunch
and dinner with corn bread.
Thought for the day
Question for the day
How was your Halloween? What was your favorite costume? Did you run out of candy?