Monday, November 1, 2010

A Halloween Parade Of My Cute Boys

I have to be honest with you. I had no desire to do anything yesterday. I was so amazingly lazy! I should’ve taken one of my Adderall’s. It was really tempting to ask the boys if they’d rather hang out at home.

Ugh, at 5:30pm I rolled out of bed, I had been reading my bible study info, not sleeping. I did put jeans on. I figured if I ran into anyone I knew I should be out of my jammies. Then again, I could’ve just said I was in costume. Darn, if I’d have had bon bons I could’ve gone as a misconceived SAHM.

IMG_4243 My boys threw their costumes on and off we went. We live outside of town so we have to drive in to the big neighborhood to trick or treat.

It took about 2 hours to go through the whole neighborhood and then we did a quick jog over to my friend, LP’s house to take what we could of her candy stash. I always bring my boys over. Doodle ran up and since he was dressed as Black Spiderman and his face was covered we knew they wouldn’t recognize him right off.

Always the instigator, I told him to say, “Give me all your candy!” which he was more than happy to do. The next thing I knew he’s running towards our van with LP on his heels. He jumps in and she jumps in and starts going through their candy searching for her beloved blue Tootsie Rolls. Buddy found 2 after we left her house. Her daughter snagged one of my Butterfingers, the stinker!

I have 2 very attentive boys. They know the candy I Iove and as soon as they come back from a house, if they’ve gotten one of my favorite candies they hand it over to me. And to think they could’ve asked for something different, but don’t. I never would’ve considered my parents when I was a kid.

Have I mentioned how much I love my boys?

IMG_4244 I’m also proud of the fact that even though we only trick or treat once a year, they remember EVERY year not to walk on people’s lawns. I realize by the 3rd house to be paying attention to where they’re walking, and for them this is old hat. They don’t take the short cut through people’s yards. They go all the way around the sidewalk to get to the next house.

I taught them when they were little that it was important to consider the people who own the yard. Maybe they put a lot of work into their yard and don’t want lots of people running through it on one night. Some houses have really nice landscaping and for us to be disrespectful of their time and work would not be okay for us or for the owners.

My boys have taken it to heart and been good stewards of their trick or treating time. Oh, and I had to make sure they were saying, “Thank you,” and not just running off the moment the candy hit the bag. I didn’t really need to ask because they both confirmed they were giving their thanks!

IMG_4242 All in all, it was a good night. Can’t wait to go through their loot tomorrow after they get home from school.

Oh, and how could I forget? Right after we left LP’s house and ran to the grocery store to grab Lunchables, Buddy’s eyes were hurting for some odd reason. As soon as we got home he said he felt like he was going to puke. Sure enough, he gave up whatever he’d had in his belly. He’d only had 1 piece of candy in the two hours they were out trick or treating. So, I have no idea what happened.

When he woke up this morning, he was just fine. Can an 11 year old have a migraine? I think I had my one and only when I was 13 or 14. Yikes!


Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

YAY for kids who share their candy... my Girl brought an extra bag so she cold "get some candy just for you, Mamma!"

And yes, an 11 year old can get a migraine... my old bosses daughter was diagnosed at 5!

Anonymous said...

I love it that you taught your boys to not walk through yards. We do that too!
My dad has a stomach virus today and he is SO bummed because he wants to vote.

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