With the whisper of candy fresh on their ears my little munchkins head to their first house in the neighborhood.
“Don’t forget to say trick or treat!”
“Tickateat” says Cameron, and Mason echoes “Trick or Treat” in a sing song voice.
(The twins a month away from turning three are still mastering the language and the Halloween tradition. Last year we were in Europe and their first year we just handed out candy).
The lion walks bravely to the door, knocks and rings as the homeowner makes their way slowly to the door. Peering in through the glass, the promise of candy bouncing in his mind.
The scary T-Rex just a little way behind. “Mommy hold my tail” says T-Rex afraid it will get wet in the drizzle. Oh and please don’t mistake him for just a “dino” he is a scary T- Rex!
The door opens and a wonderful smile greets the Lion and the T- Rex.
I remind them gently… “what do you say?”
“No, say trick or treat”
A huge bowl of candy is offered to them and they take just a single piece each. They are encouraged to take a few more from the kind neighbor. At many of the first houses they each took their time to select that one special treat, but as the night went on the boys got more ambitious and tried to take more than one.
The rain kept coming but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the kids. It did shorten the route and the number of houses we visited though. We still ended up with a huge bounty of candy
Now a word about their costumes…. We had a request for a T-Rex and a rainbow costume. I spent hours making a rainbow costume under the close instruction of my friend Mary. I had bought a sewing machine and the material and set to work. Mary even made a pot of gold to go on the back of the costume, at the “end of the rainbow”.
Well when the rainbow with cloud was presented to Cameron he giggled and said “No, this is bad!” LOL! He also didn’t want to try it on and kept saying, “I try later!”
Seriously was it THAT bad??
Even when asked he continued to say “I rainbow” in response to questions about what he wanted to be for Halloween. But he still refused to actually wear it!
I got the hint and plan B was born – A lion was requested and we added the rainbow to the front. He was a much happier “rainbow lion” next to his T-Rex brother.
Successful Halloween 2013!