So since my kids have been old enough to wear a costume, they have gone out to collect bucketfulls of sugary treats which, under normal circumstances, would never cross our threshold. And it's still a mixed bag for me. On the one hand, I love to see them get dressed up and head out for fun with the neighborhood kids. On the other hand, I can't stop thinking that I am glorifying a very secular day by letting them head out.
This year, I decided to embrace it despite my conflicted feelings, and even kind of dressed up myself...as a rockstar.
(note the spiky hair and dark eye makeup...hey, I haven't had very much practice
with the costume thing!)
My boys looked cute as ever, but Ryan can't seem to make it to very many houses without a bit of a meltdown. It's happened the last three years. Tonight after he got home, he said to me, "Maybe I just shouldn't go trick-or-treating anymore." My heart just broke for him. He tries so hard to be good, but some things are just hard for him. Despite the early end to trick-or-treating, they still got tons of candy!!
Ryan the Robot
The cutest bee ever!!
Seriously...how could he be any cuter?
Even the jack-o-lanterns look cute, despite the fact that the squirrels gave
both of them a little face lift.
I managed to stay away from all the candy treats, by eating practically everything else in my house. This was a night when I definitely would have been off having a little bit of sugar rather than substituting things that just didn't cut it! Oh well, tomorrow is a new day, and hopefully the buckets of candy will cease their siren call to me!