So it had to happen.
For the first time since I've had kids to take out trick-or-treating, I had to do it in sub-zero temperatures. For the past several years the weather has held up pretty nicely, but this year? Well, let's just say that things haven't improved much in the week since I wrote this.
But I wasn't about to let a little snow get in the way of trick-or-treating. I didn't care if it was so cold that we only made it to the house across the street, we would bundle up and set out. I know that some people deal with the cold weather by going store to store in the mall, but that's not for me. I like the idea of going house to house, seeing which neighbours play along and which ones don't turn their lights on at all. And if a house looks like it threw up Halloween, well you know that those people like to have fun and don't care who knows it. And those are my kind of people.
The kids were into it. There was never any question that they wouldn't go trick-or-treating, no matter how cold it was. That's why they were okay when I turned their costumes from this:
I realize that Mia doesn't look that excited about the combination of her pink flowered snowsuit with her bumblebee dress. She's fashionable that way. But she was pretty happy with her haul and might even have gone to several more houses had her brother not wanted to quit half way around the block. I asked him if he was sure and he responded with, "I don't need anymore candy Mom." And really, how could I argue with that?
Snow or no snow, I think we'll keep this tradition going.
How was Halloween in your neighbourhood?