Halloween was great fun this year. All of my children were able to get into the spirit. The best part was that my boys carved their own pumpkins and scooped out all the seeds! Usually this is my job every year, but this time I bought those pumpkin carvers that are safer than knives, and it was definitely worth it. The boys were happy because they could carve whatever face they wanted, and I was happy because I didn't have to carve four pumpkins.
The boys ran from house to house pretty much without stopping for about two hours. I think the amount of calories they burned may have helped with the ones they took in immediately upon getting home for the night. I mean, we're not talking an equal ratio here - but still. At the end of the night my one son and his friend were so exhausted that they were lying down on someone's lawn, clutching their pillow cases tightly. (I think my one son slept with his bag of candy, he loved it so much.)
As we were trick-or-treating, my five year old son said that the only thing he didn't like about Halloween was walking door to door. Hmmmm. He's getting free candy! Tons of it! For free! What does he want, to lie on the couch and munch popcorn while people drive the candy to his doorstep? For them to tiptoe inside so they won't bother him, and deposit the free candy in a bowl beside him while he rests?? I mean, how much better does he want it? I think that's what they call looking a gift chocolate horse in the mouth. Although if the Trojans had done so....
As my older son yelled as he ran from one house to another, "Halloween ROCKS!"