I'm feeling a bit scroogey... I didn't let Hazel go trick-or-treating this year because she had a cold. But I was really excited about a bee costume a friend loaned to us, so I got her all dressed up long enough to take a picture and go visit said friends when it was still too light out to go trick-or-treating, but still after dinner.
And she didn't fuss about not going either. weird.
So, The Frog and I embarked, pillow-case in hand, on our trick-or-treating adventure.
Much to my surprise, he wasn't planning to go to every house, as I always did as a kid.
me: "ok, so should we go to so-and-so's next?" (pointing next door)
The Frog: "nooooooo, I want to go to the blah's house." (someone several houses away... even though we know everyone between here and there.)
So, even though we walked by 30 or 40 houses, he only came home with about 6 pieces of candy. and was perfectly contented.
And he ate all of it (minus 1 sucker and a few m&ms he shared with Peach) the next day.
which was fine with me.
Something else!! Every year before this one, I would buy the monster bag of candy from Costco and we would hardly put a dent in it. This year, however, I decided to just get 3 bags (my 3 favorite fun-sized candy bars) and call it good. And guess what... we ran out! I couldn't believe it!! It's my fault for telling Jay to give everyone 2 and for eating 3 almond joys and a reese's earlier that day.... **blushing** luckily, we only had to apologize to one family, but I still feel quite guilty about it. I should have given them an apple or something.
Anyway, all-in-all, I felt this Halloween had all the benefits (costumes, excitement, candy) with very minimal costs (sleep-deprived, cranky children, too much candy)! Woo hoo!