Halloween night is an enjoyable evening for me: I like seeing the kids come to the door all dressed up and excited, and I have fun tossing candy into their pails and pillowcases. I always buy waaaay too many treats, so I get to give each kid several pieces of candy – which makes their little eyes light up and their lips smile wide. It’s fun. 🙂
Last night we had a few memorable individuals ring the bell. The third child of the evening was a little girl who is in the second grade classroom I volunteer at every Friday! I was very surprised to see her (I didn’t realize she lived in the neighborhood) – and she was pretty stunned to see me, too. She was dressed as a witch (just like she said she would be when I saw her a few days ago in school), and after getting over her shock at seeing me at the door, she smiled shyly as I gave her an extra handful of candy.
Later in the evening I opened the door to the 9-year-old boy who lives a few doors down, his dad (who was also dressed in costume [which makes me smile – I love it when the parents play, too]), and an 18-year-old boy/man who was dressed as a Roman soldier – with the sandals and the helmet and the sword and everything. Full-on gear.
I must have looked surprised (occasionally we get a few middle-school kids trick or treating [12, 13 years old] – but never have I seen a high school student at the door) because the 9-year-old quickly explained, “This is Max. He’s our exchange student from Bolivia. He’s trick or treating for the very first time!” Max then looked at me, smiled sheepishly, and said, “Trick or treat!” in a deep, throaty, foreign-accented voice. Fun. Max, you’re a trooper. Extra candy for you.
Over the span of the evening I saw quite a few cool costumes, and several very cute kids; but my absolute favorite outfit was worn by one of the moms accompanying her child:
I LOVE this. Sooo cute. 🙂