Halloween is cause for a huge celebration in our home. The girls plan costumes a year in advance (even though they always change their minds at the last-minute), we’re that obnoxious house that decorates ridiculously early and when young revelers come early we all come running to answer the door and ooh and aah over their wee little costumes. This morning at breakfast I asked my girls if they enjoyed Halloween and trick-or-treating. The responses boiled down to, “We loved dressing up. It didn’t really feel like Halloween.” and “I felt like I was begging for food.” Even unbridled excitement can wither on a Monday night. We weren’t able to go out until after 7:00 and many houses already had their lights off. And about 1/3 of those with lights still on had run out of candy. The girls weren’t being greedy, it wasn’t about the candy, but they were disappointed to be coolly met with no questions or comments about their costumes. We didn’t see as many trick-or-treaters out as in past years either.
Hopefully next year will be more fun for everyone. I’m curious if there were lots of little ghouls and goblins out and about in your neighborhoods.