We had our Trick or Treat last night. In the county we live in, they never do Trick or Treat on the 31st and they also never have it on a weekend night. So, next year, it will most likely be on the 29th (since the 30th and 31st will fall on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively). And, it's never on a Sunday or Wednesday.
The Sunday/Wednesday rule is because this is a huge Bible Belt area and Sundays and Wednesdays are church nights. It's never on the 31st or a weekend because the powers that be feel like either of those things encourages more mischief and mayhem than ordinary.
So, with all our rules and regulations, Trick or Treat was last night. Which, as you already know, was also our anniversary.
We take the kids and go to our friends' house a couple of miles down the road. They're in the same little burg as us, but they have a more "kid friendly" neighborhood and the houses are on a relatively flat area. Our house is on a dead end street and we have this huge long uphill driveway and then concrete steps to get to the front door. The couple we bought the house from said they had only had a couple of trick or treaters in the 30+ years they had been here.
My plan was to let the dads take the kids around while my girlfriend and I sat out front of their house to greet the Trick or Treaters. That way, I could consume a goodly amount of wine (hey, I was celebrating!) and I wouldn't have to keep up with the bigger kids.
My plan worked perfectly.
Sissy was the cutest little pumpkin witch and Buddy was some sort of grim reaper. His costume was so creepy that Sissy just screamed in terror when she saw it.
Before we left, I wanted to get pictures, but Buddy couldn't have his full costume on if I wanted Sissy to stand next to him. Too funny.
I managed to get pics of him later at our friends' house.
As I suspected, the big kids (Buddy and his BFF, both 10 and BFFs brother, who is 6) all ran ahead of the adults and the Evil Twin walked along with Sissy as they went from house to house.
They returned a little earlier than the bigger guys, but Sissy still made out like a bandit. Her pumpkin bucket was about half full!
Buddy had a pumpkin bag that was quite full as well.
I was VERY full of wine by the time we returned home.
I'm a bit tired this morning, but can't afford to be.
Today is Buddy's school Halloween parade and class party. I have to pick him up at 11:30, then have him in his costume and back to school by 1. I'm actually going to go back a little earlier because I have homeroom mom duties.
That's okay. I'll get him and Sissy back in their costumes and we'll have a little bit more Halloween fun before we call it a year (again!).
I'm off to get a shower and get truckin' today.