This is one of my favorite holidays. Second only to Christmas. I love it, seeing the kids all dressed up and happy. Watching them leap over flower beds and bolt across the lawn with their pillow case flying behind them like a weighted cape. I feel like a kid myself on Halloween. The last time I went trick or treating I was in 7th grade and was with my 3 sisters, Mom, Aunt and Uncle. I felt too old that year so that was that. Back then we didn’t trick or treat with friends it was a family night and one I always enjoyed. Probably why I cling to it years later. I now feel like an 8 year old every year as it approaches. As soon as the candy comes out (you know, in August!) I start browsing and when the decorations are in stock it is on. The anticipation just keeps building. Now that we have Super Nate I feel like I get an annual do-over.
Tonight we had our first chance. He loved it, we went around a little to say hi to neighborhood friends and then came back home to answer the door. He got excited with every kid that came to the door. I hope that he likes this holiday as much as I do as he grows up. I also hope he likes me enough that I can at least trail a block behind and keep an eye on him for both safety and my own enjoyment. This year he was the Spider- a very busy little spider that was not going to sit still long enough for a good photo- we had to strap him in to get even this. Happy Halloween!