Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat

Batman was a big hit this evening, but I like to think it's because they know that he's as handsome under the costume as he is cute with it. Even the kids passing mentioned "There's Batman, Mom!"

At the first two houses, Batman was tentative. "Will you go up with me?"

By the third house the refrain was, "You wait here, Mom, I can do it." or "Stand here, don't come with me." and "Did we do this house yet?"

Starting off strong, the girls, dh and I stood and watched as his little pumpkin full of candy started tiring him. We recounted stories of Halloweens past, like the time I got a really cute costume for him at a consignment shop. What was it? Oh, yeah, a honey pot! And I made him try it on and he bawled. I have a photo of him screaming his fool head off in that costume. Ended up wearing his cowboy pajamas that year.

Dh recounted how his brothers grew up around the time Zorro was popular, and they'd tie a bath towel around their necks and run through the farm, dragging their capes through the cow manure. We laughed as we watched Batman starting to drag.

The girls didn't dress up this year, the first year. Instead, they would ask to see Batman's stash and steal a piece right in front of him. I have only a few years left to see the excitement, the fun of being someone else for a night before he, too, will grow up on me. Trick or treat?


pita-woman said...

Hey, Halloween's not just for kids anymore. There's nothing wrong with the adults dressing up and having a good time too.

George said...

Was it you who dressed up as a pair of false teeth? Dad

Anonymous said...

Enjoy William's now...be sure to take lots and lots of photos. It does go too fast. Likely this was the last year Alan had a costume. He was Captain America.

FatcatPaulanne said...

They grow up too fast, don't they?

Junosmom said...

Yes, I was a pair of false teeth one year. Made out of cardboard by my beloved dad!


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