Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

It was so cold out last night when we went trick-or-treating! The kids filled their buckets to the brim with candy and we skidattled back home. We did a group trick-or-treating which is always fun if everybody is going at the same pace. As the night went on the pack split right down the middle---toddlers versus school-age. Which is totally understandable, but I just wanted all of us to be together as a unit. Maybe when the toddlers become school-age it'll be different? Who am I kidding? By that time, our kids'll be almost graduated and goin' to college!

When we arrived back home we did a traditional "scan" of all of the candy. Ever since that whole scare of foil-wrapped coins and eyeballs, I haven't taken any chances since...tossed! Other than those everything else had a green light to eat. James got a little hyper after a few pieces so he got cut off fast. Clara has never really been into sugary treats so she'll probably have hers till next Halloween and Logie is somewhere in the middle of the two. He's like me, occasionally binges and then walks away for it for a few months.

We were disappointed when we returned home to find that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was not on at 8pm, like last year. Where have all of the traditional Halloween programs gone? It saddens me to know that my kids can't experience that. Now they play "Hocus Pocus", "Addams Family Values" and many other non-traditional Halloween movies. I'll just have to get more organized and put it in the dvd player before we leave so we can watch it when we get home next year.

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