Sunday, 1 November 2009

Trick Or Treat!

I hate Halloween! I'm one of those people who used to hide upstairs in the dark so the trick or treaters thought I wasn't in. However, when you have a couple of munchkins, you have to go with Halloween whether you like it or not.

So, this year I decided to embrace it. I even got dressed up, then went round the streets urging my offspring to go up and knock on strangers doors and ask for sweets (I tell you, the double standards of parenthood do baffle me!).

Rob decided to contend for the Gillard Creative Guru crown and carved the pumpkin. I think he did a very good bat actually (though he's still convinced it looks more like a moose!):

The kids got all decked out, Emmy the witch and Xander the little devil (though half devil as he point-blank refused to have the hood with horns up!):
And mummy the bat witch joined in:

And then we were all ready for trick or treating:

Really, would you refuse this face treats?!

We went and called for our neighbour Matthew who made a very scary skeleton:

And off we went. Quite a few people have embraced Halloween lately and so we found lots of houses all Halloween'd up. Of course, there are those that don't answer the door, but to be honest I don't blame them! Xander was very sweet with his 'Twick or tweat!' and all kids were nice and polite and said thank you.
Of course, we had to trick or treat Rob (hey, I had to get dressed up and trawl the streets, the least he could do was stay in and answer the door to the local ghouls!):

Afterwards, it was home for tea and a nice relaxing drink to wash down all that loot:

As mummy didn't actually get any loot, she sat down to a treat of her own: a nice glass of Merlot and a cuddle with a super-tired little devil:

So, all Halloween'd out. Today is pumpkin soup day and being thankful that it's only one day a year!


Ladkyis said...

I made a pumpkin pie for the first time this year and highly recommend it - delish!
The rest of the pumpkins I minced up and added to the mash I give my chickens, they loved it

kim & co. said...

I'm with you on not liking Halloween--and when Bean told me she couldn't say "Thank you" for the candy at one neighbor's house because he was a stranger, I realized that we were teaching her something really off.