This is my first year as a mother when I’ve actually felt on top of Halloween. And that’s 100% because I decided to not go all DIY.
I’m so glad I’m half-assing Halloween.
When Peeper said she wanted to wear a Cinderella costume, my inner feminist cringed—but then I hopped on Amazon and ordered her a damn Disney dress.
Kiwi is still too little to have much of a preference or even know there’s a holiday coming up. So I figured that hey, she has fleece giraffe-print pajamas, so why doesn’t she dress as a giraffe? #twoforonepajamas
Now I have to get out and show off these top-tier costumes. And if you’re like us, you won’t be spending all of Halloween at home, either, waiting to give out tiny chocolates to almost equally tiny Elsas and Pikachus. We’ll be taking the girls out to get their own candy (which we’ll quickly appropriate, obvi). So I wanted to set out a trick or treat sign welcoming the neighborhood kids to help themselves to the treats I’ll leave on the front porch.
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This is the first year we’ll be trick or treating in town. Last year we were at the coast for Halloween, and the year before that we lived in Tigard and so went trick or treating in Multnomah Village. I’m not sure what to expect, though I’ve heard most kids in our area ask to be driven to the big houses, where they give out king-sized candy bars.
Maybe, then, the bowl of Milky Ways and Snickers I leave out will be full when I get back, trick or treat sign or no.
(More for us! / More to give away to Meals on Wheels or overseas troops when the graveyard of candy wrappers surrounding me makes me realize that I’ve just eaten an entire day’s calorie allotment of nougat and milk chocolate!)
Do you get trick or treaters? If you leave the house, do you leave out candy with a trick or treat sign or just trust in the Halloween honor code?
And tell me—what are you and your littles dressing up as for Halloween?