Hey everyone, Happy Halloween! Just wanted to share some family fun with you and hope you will share your family Halloween night with me as well.
Tonight the little ghosts and goblins come out in full force. I will be at the door and if it’s anything like last year, I may as well leave it open because there were about 80 plus kids coming through.
The dogs will be on a lead for the entire night as I could not open the door without one of them running out. As it is, the kids do get greeted by the dogs but they can only go just outside the front door. Some of the kids are afraid of the dogs until they see that they are harmless.
I love seeing the kids in their costumes and it’s nice to see that a mom or dad is along for the entire night of Halloween fun.
When we were growing up we lived in a rural area and to get even one little treat we had to trek for miles. I can remember walking with the rustling leaves and many times the cold wind and rain at our backs. This didn’t detour us as we were pretty much determined to get as much candy as we possibly could. We used pillow cases as our bags and would come home with a whopping load of goodies. The bags were half full by the time we arrived home and we certainly were wet and weary. I can remember how we each chose a spot to unload the goods so that we could view our treasure.
The candy didn’t last long as we were not used to getting treats often. Many time we made ourselves sick from eating too much of it. Those were wonderful memories and ones that I brought into my household with my own children. I always made sure that they didn’t eat too much candy and if they were unable to control themselves, I would have to take the candy and put it away for the next day.
When my kids were growing up, I usually made their costumes. We would go out to buy props to make the costumes look scarier or more convincing. I can remember making a Lion costume for my son and princess dresses for the girls. When they got to the early teens, they chose costumes that were definitely scary! The Grim Reaper, Spider Woman, and Bride of Frankenstein were some of their choices. I laugh because they really wanted to be ghoulish and ugly. Guess that’s part of being a teen.
Even the dogs get in on the fun!
(Candy Security and Trick Arrr Treat)
I would love to hear some of your stories. Please comment below and let me know how your night of terror went along with some pictures.
Have a frightful night,
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