Saturday, October 29, 2011
Do we have a lot to say about you each and every year! You are always filled with lots of ghoulish surprises, sweet treats, school parties, fun costumes, and great memories. Here are some of our Halloween conversations current and from years past.
On being one of the most exciting days of the year:
DD (joyfully): Yay, it's Halloween! I get to wear my costume to school!
DS (Same As): Yay, it's Halloween! I get to go trick-or-treating and get lots of CANDY!
DH (does not want to miss out on the fun): Yay, it's Halloween! Oh, no! It's on a work day this year. I'll have to see if I can work from home that day.
Me (it's always about the temperature for moms): Yay, it's Halloween! How ON EARTH am I going to keep the kids warm enough in their costumes so they don't freeze their little buns off?
On picking costumes:
DD (decidedly): I want to be Hermione. I have my Hermione wand, so I just need a cape. (Wear layers under cape. Great costume choice!)
DS (agitated): I have my Voldemort wand. I want to be Voldemort. (Voldemort costumes turned out to be too scary-looking). No, I want to be a Bakugan. No, I want to be Dan the Bakugan Brawler. No, I want to have big muscles. This costume has big muscles. I want this. ('This' turns out to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. My son will be a turtle for Halloween because it has big muscles. @#$%!) I want to be this turtle. (...and layers under a turtle costume make a stuffed turtle. Awesome.)
DH (smiles agreeably): You can be whatever you want to be. Just tell Mommy.
Me (still in shock): My son is going to be a stuffed TURTLE for Halloween.
On carving pumpkins:
DS (light bulb in head goes off): Are we carving pumpkins for Halloween this year?
DD (joins in on the fun): Oh, what are we carving? A cat? A scary face? A ghost?
DH (smiles agreeably): We can carve whatever you want. Just tell Mommy.
Me (not surprised): 'Are WE'? If 'we' means you guys sitting around watching ME carve pumpkins, I guess we ARE, then.
On buying candy for trick-or-treaters while shopping at Costco:
DD (reminding us as the good daughter that she is): Do we need to buy candies for Halloween?
DS (repeating the question to take some credit): Do we need to buy candies for Halloween?
DH (asking me because the kids just asked): Do we need to buy candies for Halloween?
Me (finding this threesome broken record very amusing): Do I REALLY have to answer that question?
On trick-or-treating door-to-door:
DD (very excited): Wow, I just got a HUGE Three Musketeers candy bar! That's my FAVORITE!
DS (very eager): Can I eat this NOW? Can I? Can I? Can I?
DH (very inquisitive): Did that house give out good candy?
Me (VERY UPSET): I CANNOT BELIEVE they gave out bags of PEANUTS! Don't TOUCH THAT! You're allergic to PEANUTS! People actually HAND OUT peanuts to children on Halloween? This is not even peanut CANDY. It's PEANUTS! Don't people know ANYTHING about peanut allergies and that kids DIE from eating peanuts these days? HUMPH!
On kids' school Halloween activities:
DD (elated): We are having a Halloween costume parade for the whole school AND a Halloween party in class!
DS (Same As): We are having a Halloween costume parade AND a Pumpkin Fest at school!
DH (chimes in): Wow! How fun!
Me (I chime, too!): Yep, fun! I just put about FIVE THOUSAND Halloween tatoos on the arms of 3- and 4-year-olds at Pumpkin Fest. FUN!
On eager kids after trick-or-treating:
DD (excited): How many pieces of candy can I have?
DS (doubly excited with his super big sweet tooth): How many pieces of candy can I have?
DH (eyes me): Go ask your mommy.
Me (right back at ya!): Go ask your daddy.