One of my children’s favorite times of the year, Halloween is amongst us and Trick or Treat is tonight! The sugar induced frenzy that is Trick or Treat is a special one for my family this year. You see, our youngest child Wyatt, was too young to partake in the festivities last year. At only 8 months old last year at this time, he had to sit in his stroller and could only watch while his sisters raked in all the goodies. I couldn’t imagine the envy he must have been feeling. But this year is going to be different for our son, as he’ll be trudging up to each and every door flanked by his sisters while they ALL cash in on the candy.
To get into the Halloween spirit, my family carved pumpkins last night. Again, my son didn’t have the slightest idea what his sisters were doing as they carved their Jack ‘O Lanterns last year and by his demeanor this year; he was none the wiser. All he knew was there was a mess to be made and much like most young boys, he welcomed it with open arms.
A little hesitant at first, he’d point and exclaimed “Eww!” at the sight of the pumpkin’s guts, but after getting a little warmed up, he was enthralled at this newly found concept he was experiencing.
Stay tuned for Part II of “Halloween 2011” as I’ll be highlighting our children’s Trick or Treat experience.