My Halloweenies

Halloween is not my favorite holiday.

Cortney and I never got into dressing up or going to any parties (not that we were invited).

When I was a kid, we weren’t deprived of Halloween or anything, but it wasn’t a big deal.

We had homemade costumes and we went trick or treating in our cousin’s neighborhood since we didn’t really have a neighborhood.

No one came trick or treating to our house either.

When they can’t see the house from the road because of woods, most kids won’t walk up that driveway.

So when Cort and I moved to a subdivision, I was all excited about the trick or treaters…until we had the million kids come the first year and we had to get a loan for the payments on all that candy.

Any excitement I have ever had for Halloween died after that first year in our house.

But we have kids now.  And while Charlie probably wouldn’t care one way or another, Eddie certainly does. We were not going to bee scrooge mcscrooge pants just because we  don’t like the “holiday,” so we sucked it up and brought the fun.

Hunting for the perfect pumpkins

Cort explains size and shape for perfect carve-ability.

Cort explains size and shape for perfect carve-ability.

 

No, this is not his costume. That is his legit stocking hat.

No, this is not his costume. That is his legit stocking hat.

Time to carve. Cort explains the process to Eddie.

Time to carve. Cort explains the process to Eddie.

 

While he was interested, he was still too grossed out to touch the guts. He told me "maybe when I'm five." Yeah. Maybe.

While he was interested, he was still too grossed out to touch the guts. He told me “maybe when I’m five.” Yeah. Maybe.

The finished products. Cort carved Eddies (left), and I carved Charlie's (right).

The finished products. Cort carved Eddies (left), and I carved Charlie’s (right).

 

Eddie chose to be the Flash this year while Charlie was a dinosaur by default (it's what we had already)

Eddie chose to be the Flash this year while Charlie was a dinosaur by default (it’s what we had already)

Neither trusted the other when it came to candy.

Neither trusted the other when it came to candy.

 

Regardless of the candy, Halloween is not really Charlie's favorite either. But Eddie LOVED it.

Regardless of the candy, Halloween is not really Charlie’s favorite either. But Eddie LOVED it.

Eddie had the biggest blast ever.

He got to go to the Pumpkin Patch with school and then with us. He got to choose his own costume (because $20 for a Flash costume is less than I would spend to try to make a Flash costume). He got a boat-load of candy. And he got to have a party at school.  Although this conversation happened:

Me: Eddie! How was your Pumpkin Party at school today??

Eddie: Fine.

Me: That’s it? Wasn’t it so fun?

Eddie: Yeah, but it wasn’t a REAL party.

Me: Wait. What? Why not?

Eddie: There was no dancing. Parties have dancing, mom.

Well. Ok then. Kid knows what he likes in a party.

And he will probably be eating Halloween candy until…Christmas–when I through it out just to replace it with all the new candy he will get.

Halloween is still not my favorite, but I do like seeing my boys have a good time.

the littlest dinosaur

Halloween started with a lot of excitement.

Eddie has been talking about how he was going to be a dinosaur (RAWR!) and get candy for DAYS.

And then today happened.

I don't yike it, momma.

There was a bit of anti-dino-costume going on.

We had to bribe him to wear it to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

The tail is cute. The face? All pouty.

He had been practicing “RAWR!  TRICK OR TREAT!” and all that came out was “no.”

ok, i'll take the candy in my bucket.

And as soon as the candy was in the bucket, the hat came off.

And he wasn’t even sure he wanted to go into their house until Grandma promised candy corn.

and all the candy corn went into the pumpkin bucket.

And soon after, the costume came off and I was sure that was the end.

We went home, ate dinner, and the trick or treaters started rolling up to the door.

Suddenly, Eddie became aware that all those dressed up kids were getting candy from us.

And just like that, he wanted that darn dino costume back on.

eddie trick yer treat, momma

And out the door he went.

yet's go, daddy!

He wanted to catch up with all of the kids.

It was so exciting to truck on down the road, that he wasn’t even that concerned with stopping at houses.

run, daddy!

He stopped at maybe two houses.

And then a bigger kid in a scary mask made a scary sound.

And Eddie came trucking back home, full speed to our front door, telling me about a maw-ser (monster).

We are very proud of our little dinosaur!

Now let’s just hope he doesn’t have monster nightmares tonight.

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