It's been so weird here lately - weather wise. Frost on the windshields in the morning and lots of fog in the valley.
Then, by mid day, it's usually at least close to 70 degrees.
In WV, Trick or Treat night is always a dicey proposition. You have to get the kids' costumes together and also figure out ways you can layer for them in the event it's a super cold evening and still retain the look of the costume. I usually plan on trying for layers under the costume, if at all possible. Long sleeved shirt, sweat pants or thermals under everything.
This year, Sissy is going as a pumpkin witch. It's an orange costume with short sleeves, but I've purchased a pair of thick black tights and if worse comes to worse, I'll get a black long sleeved cotton shirt to put under the top part.
Buddy wants to be an alien, but the one costume we had seen at Target we could only find in one size and it was a size too small for him. I told him we'd swing by WalMart or somewhere one day after school and we'll see what we can find.
In the past few years, we've gone to visit friends we have down the street a little bit. They live in a more "trick or treat" friendly area (more families with kids, flatter walking areas, etc.). Their oldest son is Buddy's best friend.
My plan for the evening is that the dads (the Evil Twin and Buddy's BFF dad) take our two and their two kids to schlep around for candy while the moms (yours truly and Buddy's BFF mom) sit at their house and enjoy cocktails. LOL.
That evening/day is also our 15th anniversary (more on that later), but I feel like since we never get to go to dinner on our actual anniversary, I deserve a few glasses of wine and the customary anniversary bonk, but that is also a different story.
At least when we get home from trick or treating, the Evil Twin and I can go through the pumpkin buckets and help ourselves to the candy.
Or, as we like to say, "Checking it for pins, razors or poisons." We're good parents that way.