Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or treat?

Halloween is a big deal in the US. And a HUGE deal if your 4. The excitement of deciding what to dress up as. The excitement of getting to walk around outside after dark, daring each other to walk up to houses scarily decorated and trick or treat.

I spent the evening walking around a neighborhood with a pirate, a clown, two Snow Whites, one Belle, a fireman, and numerous number of undefined princesses. The streets packed with kids and parents. If Americans always say hello when you meet them on the street, on Halloween you are almost one big family. Everyone happily chatting away with each other while watching your kids trick or treat safely on the streets.

And then, over night, the Candy Stealing Witch came and took 90% of the collected candy away... there is only so much you want your kid to eat unless you want to collect them from the ceiling, high on sugar...

3 comments:

SweFlo said...

In our house we just dumped out the candy, let her pick her favorites, then one pile with stuff mommy really likes and one piles for daddy to take to the office... She still has a lot of candy left, but it will be doled out sparingly... A 4 year old on a sugar high can be pretty exhausting!

britgirl said...

My middle daughter really liked your little girl's costume as she loves Jack Sparrow and it looks a bit like what he wears. (Doesn't get her guy taste from her mother...ew!!!)

JaCal said...

Sweflo - it sure can! ;-) Mine doesn't really like candy that much, so we didn't feel too mean... ;-)

Britgirl - yes, it was a Jack Sparrow outfit... I just took the easy way out since she wanted to be "a pirate". But Jack Sparrow (I have never seen the movies actually...) was really popular this year... 7 kids at the preschool Halloween party had the same outfit...