Halloween was never a favorite of mine. I don’t eat candy nor was I ever a big proponent of scary movies, scary stories, etc. But I guess if you can get past those issues and all the ridiculous pumpkin flavored crap being pushed than its not so bad of a holiday. Mom seems to love it… she always enjoyed dressing up with her friends and going out… plus she loves candy.
I haven’t been Trick or Treating since I was a kid… but this year we made it out to four houses with the little guy on his first halloween. We’ve dressed up the pups for years, but never took them out (although they did win 1st and 2nd place in the costume contest at Doggie Day Care a few years back.
It’s such an interesting holiday when you think about it… Let’s dress up in someone else’s clothes and walk around to people we don’t know and ask them for free stuff… better yet, lets ask them for chocolate and sugar, not money or something useful like that. When we are done let’s take all that candy home and organize it and then eat a piece a day until 2047.
Either way it was fun getting the little guy all dressed up as Pirate Captain Jack. He enjoyed the attention walking around to houses and was even pretty skilled at shoving his hand into the bowl and pulling out a giant candy bar. (As an aside, our neighbor Ron came bye to see Jax and told us his youngest finally asked to go out with his friends on his own). It was sort of a passing of the torch. All in all, fall, pumpkins, candy and kids go together, so we better join in and enjoy!
“Ahoy, me Hearties. It is I Cap’n Jack Come join me tonight as I plunder these here houses for bountiful booty!” #FirstHalloween #CaptainJack #Pirate #Booty