It’s October and our favorite time of year; bonfires, football, hay rides, colorful leaves, candy corn, pumpkins and Halloween.
Back-in-the-day, my folks had the coolest Halloween decorations in the neighborhood. I easily recall the excitement that came with hanging the long and lanky paper skeleton from the ceiling beams and the spooky Frankenstein in the hallway.
The pumpkins and fall decorations have been displayed in our house since September. The Halloween decorations followed soon after because Nick just couldn’t wait any longer.
As for the Halloween candy? Yeah - we have that, too. But don’t worry - it won’t be a month old come Beggars night because it will never last that long in our house.
In October there is no fighting the crowds, wrapping gifts or baking mountains of cookies - in fact, you don’t even have to be yourself.
The boys decided a while ago they wanted to be the Super Mario Brothers this Halloween. Mario and Luigi have been residing in our house for a couple of weeks now - we get our moneys worth out of these over-priced costumes.
It crossed my mind to “make” them their costumes, but A.) I’m not that creative B.) I’m not that creative and C.) You know (And yes, I realize it’s simply overalls and hats.)
As for our daughter, we aren’t sure yet what costume she will be sporting. Last year it was the standard infant pumpkin. Maybe a princess this year - the boys have aptly dubbed her “Princess Pee-Pee Pants.”
Since Beggars night overlaps with Princess 3P’s bedtime, she will likely be in the house passing out treats as opposed to begging for them.
“Trick-or-treat” is not in her vocabulary yet and she lacks a full set of candy-crunching chompers but, she does make a good “punkin’ face.”
Enjoy the season and have a safe Halloween.
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