Halloween is a happily celebrated holiday for our family - as is evidenced by our front lawn. Every year I go to the local cheap-but-nice-decorations store to buy yet another thing to litter my home with. This year I bought a string of gleeful ghosts that make it only 1/2 way up our walkway. Next year, I'm certain I'll buy the other half.
I blame the children for this unnecessary expense. My husband and I were happily sitting in our homes on this fateful day for 8 years. We may have carved a pumpkin or two during that time, but that was just to compete in the ??-annual pumpkin carving contest AllThingsBD's family was hosting. I would buy some cheap-o candy to hand out that would later be seen in Grandma's crystal bowl for the next century.
Now I have it all: Milky Way, Snickers Bar, Smarties, M&M Packs, GumBlow, Skittles, Reece's, Hersheys, etc. And, like last year, I bought way too much candy for the few kids that actually come to our house for trick-or-treating. We have two mixing bowls worth of candy left over.
My kids are over the moon about this. In all likelihood this extra candy will end up in their buckets to prevent My Mukor and I from eating it all (especailly the Reece's Peanut Butter Cups... hmm... peanut butter...).
Anyway, I know the children are to blame, but I love it! LittleMan was a black Power Ranger, and BoopaLoop was "SuperGirl Man". You can't buy this kind of entertainment and joy! My Mukor was Aragorn from LotR, and I was sick mommy in pajamas. I stayed home to hand out candy and spread my disease to the children. *Cough* If your child is sick, I apologize profusely... Want some candy?