But I got all the costumes done! Check out my kids as a pigeon, a snowy owl, and a tapejara:
They are having a lot of fun just flapping around everywhere. The costumes are warm and comfortable, and the kids all seem happy with them, so I feel good. Last night was the Halloween Dance at school, and Aden came home with a slightly ravaged wing that I resewed this morning, but otherwise the costumes seem durable enough. Today the kids plan to decorate the yard, and with luck tonight we will finally get to the other side of Bay View and check out the festivities on the street behind the violin store. Apparently they close the street off to cars for several blocks and the houses go all out and it's just a huge party. I've always wanted to go, but our own neighborhood gets so busy (usually between 300 and 400 Trick-or-Treaters) that we never do. This year I'm determined!
Which reminds me, quick comment on that piece that has been going around the web about the woman in the affluent neighborhood who didn't see why she should be giving candy to poorer kids who come to her neighborhood for Trick-or-Treat. The answer is because they are CHILDREN and you are giving the candy away. How much do you want to bet that selfish woman calls herself a Christian? Just a hunch. Anyway, that kind of thinking makes me crazy. Of course all the kids that come to my door aren't from my neighborhood. I'm happy my neighborhood feels welcoming enough they know they can have fun here. Why would I want to live anywhere that made children feel unworthy or excluded?
Hope your Trick-or-Treat is fun on whatever day you do it. (And I can't wait to see what my kids want to be next year!)