More than a week ago I took Kyle trick-or-treating for the first time. (Last year, as you may remember, I phoned in Halloween and just bought Kyle a cute skull shirt on Etsy.) I wanted him to be a pilot last year so, hey!, I had his costume picked out a full year ago. That's some good planning.
Thanks to A'Dell for loaning the headset for some photos!
I wasn't honestly sure how Kyle was going to do, especially since he fell asleep on the way over. Can all parents agree that a three-minute nap in the car does not usually make for a happy and go-with-the-flow child? Hey, I thought! We can just take off his pilot jacket and let him go as a monster if he throws fits all over A'Dell's neighborhood about free candy.
But, he was fine as soon as he saw Claire was indeed going with us.
It was pretty awesome seeing him have so much fun, though, and it was great that he had Claire to run around the neighborhood with. He was all smiles, really, and toward the end of the night, he got so brave, he started to negotiate with the homeowners we met along the way. "No, no, I don't like this one," he'd say as Whoopers were passed to him. He'd hand them back and reach in for what he wanted. On the one hand, NO, NO SWEET CHILD, YOU CANNOT DO THAT. (Unless you're grabbing Almond Joys for your mom and then grab three.) On the other, you can really only get away with that kind of behavior at this age, dressed that cute. So, work it while you can.
I've now tried to turn our attention to the holidays and I keep asking Kyle what he'd like for Christmas. He responds with, "TRICK OR TREAT." So, yeah, Halloween was a hit, and even though it's now November 8th, I hope it was a hit for you, too.