I am not a big fan of Halloween, but I also don't oppose Trick or Treating. I don't really talk to the kids about Trick or Treating until the day of. So on the day of, I just look at their dress-up clothes and ask them what they want to wear. They put it on and we go. There is no hype about it.
I think Princess has been Dora for 2 or 3 years now. And Little Guy has been a bee for 2 years. (The bee costume is size 12-18 months, so this will probably be the last year for it.) When they are adults and looking at their photo albums, they will probably question why they were Dora and a bumble bee for 5 years.
Anyhow, we went out last night for Trick or Treating. My Bumble Bee said some cute things that I wanted to write down.
1. This one lady was giving out baggies of candy. I would say there were probably 7 little candy bars inside of one baggie. She handed one to my little bumble bee. He says, "I don't want that. I want a lollipop!"
2. Another lady had a tray of candy. Little Guy picks one little Tootsie Roll. The lady says, "take some more". Little Guy just holds up his Tootsie Roll and says, "Where's Grammy? I have a Footsie Roll for Grammy!"
3. At one house, a lady was holding a whole big bowl of candy. Little Guy is combing through all of the candy. I say, "Okay Buddy, pick one." He says, "I'm looking for candy."
All he wanted the entire night was lollipops and "Footsie" rolls. It was so cute and funny.