So my son? He's loving Halloween and as we speak, is writing to George W. to ask that every day be Halloween, because seriously? Standing on strangers doorsteps? Looking cute? And getting rewarded with pure sugar? Holy crap! Best day ever! How could anyone not have told him before that if he kept a hat on his head for more than five seconds, perfect strangers would give you candy! I'm sure he's wondering what other great things we're keeping from him. Like maybe, when we put him to bed, we stay up and do nothing but lick the floors with our tongues, because we're cruel and won't let him do that during the day.
I expected my anti-social spawn to hate the idea of having to stand in front of strangers. Considering he wouldn't even look at his best friend when we bumped into his family at a Mexican restaurant last week. So the idea of taking my son door to door, was one that I'd accepted would probably not turn out so good.
I'm all about low expectations, because then? No disappointment. This is also the reason I walk around all day saying that I'd be miserable if I were rich and had to wear Manolos on my feet. I'm thinking any day now, I'll win some lottery I somehow entered accidentally.
We went to about a dozen houses and Little Man thanked each and every person who gave him candy. However, he refused to say "trick or treat," because that's so stupid, man. Who would say such a stupid thing? And when kids came to our house afterwards and yelled trick or treat, Little Man looked at them with such disdain, like he was thinking how inferior these other children were, when he didn't have to say anything, no effort whatsoever, just standing at doors, and he got the candy anyway. Yes, he definitely found a loophole in the system, free candy, with only half the effort.
After he went to bed, Sweetie Pie and I went through his stash and did our parental duty and inhaled all candy that could be considered a choking hazard.
This left Little Man with a bag of mini pretzels, two suckers and three fun size bags of M&M's.
If he asks any questions, we're totally blaming the dogs.