Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Love/Hate Relationship with Halloween

Love:

Walking around our neighborhood with a friend of Caroline's from school and neighborhood friends. Recognizing lots of people along the way and knowing many of the families whose homes we visited. It was another 'what a difference a year can make' kind of night.

Caroline and her friend from school walking down a darkened neighborhood street holding hands and singing Halloween songs.

Katherine falling and as soon as she could catch her breath, saying, "Where's my candy?"

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Caroline coming home and sorting through her candy giving me my favorites and Rob his.

Caroline telling me that she needs a bigger trick or treat bucket next year.

Katherine saying, as I was getting her into her pajamas, "We never went to Halloween." You forget how confusing this holiday can be...

Hate:

Caroline waking up on Halloween morning at 5:30am shouting, "Happy Halloween!" Ah, right then, no it wasn't.

Caroline waking up three times in the night. Too much sugar, scary dreams, schedule off?

Katherine waking up at 4:30am on November 1st. Too much sugar, scary dreams, schedule off?

Having to say "No." to the quazzilion requests for candy.


Love or Hate?

Walking into the living room after telling the girls that they could have no candy until after soccer and finding them sitting on the couch, each sucking on a tootsie pop. Katherine looked at Caroline and said, "Caroline's eating one too." Caroline looked at Katherine and said, "Katherine made me eat one."

Enough said.

2 Comments:

At November 1, 2008 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Feener said...

oh my gosh, the day after is HELLL

 
At November 2, 2008 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Vanessa said...

so true... it's a ying and yang balance between sugar and chaos.

 

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