We always go to my parents for Halloween. They live in a smallish town in a largish crescent that’s well lit and busy with lots of other trick-or-treaters. It’s fun to see the other kids, and the neighbours go all out with decorations. What’s funny, though, is that when I was a kid no one had Halloween decorations like they do now. Okay sure, there were the pumpkins and people had stuff up in the windows but it was mostly homemade. They certainly didn’t have the huge lawn ornaments of today. It’s amazing. And all I think when I see it all is: Where do they store everything? It takes up so much space! I’m trying to get rid of crap stuff not accumulate more!
But it’s nice, I guess, and it makes it more entertaining for us parents. 🙂
We always end the night with knocking on Grandma and Grandpa’s door…
And yes, J did go as the Ice Queen that I mentioned in the previous post, BUT she put the costume together herself. She used her old flower girl dress from a few years ago ( a little small, but passable), that white hat and crown was found at the bottom of the dress-up box and she had a white sweater. She also found white gloves in the house somewhere. We even had the white face paint. R used the same costume that he had from last year. This year’s investment? Zilch.
And who’s obsessively counting and organizing the candy? Daddy.