Halloween 2018 was one for the books.
The last few years have found us keeping our kiddos close, due mostly to Clementine’s initial surprise diagnosis and resulting surgery, as well as Magnolia’s heart surgery and artificial valve placement (putting them both in the “fragile” category for a season).
But last year, on our way home from our typical Halloween-ing at Publix, we stopped at a few houses and realized…
our girls were ready to trick-or-treat.
We didn’t have to prep anyone in anticipation the big day.
By early September, Clementine was requesting the Pocoyo Halloween special on repeat and by October she had her ghost imitation on point.
The bigger kids were pretty pumped as well. I mean, it had been a long time since we’d technically trick-or-treated… long enough that a few of them didn’t even remember ever having done it.
Which really needed to be remedied. Stat.
We had to wait for the littlest to finish their daily nap because the sugar fest that awaited them surely would be more fun if they were well-rested.
Despite still being a big groggy, these girls were ready to get their trick-or-treat on.
We all were.
We found a little neighborhood not too far away with decorations dotting well-lit houses – all within walking distance of each other – a perfect pick for our littlest’s first full-on Halloween-ing.
And it just got better from there.
We came home a few hours later, tired and giggling.
And gleefully laden with armfuls of the good stuff.
I think we all know what we’ll be doing come Halloween 2019.