Since Friday, it’s been, “Yaaaay, it’s Halloween”…well…pre-halloween. Olivia had a hip-hop class where she got to dress up in costume and trick or treat and give treats. Then in the evening she got to go to a fall festival/halloween activity to trick or treat, this time with her little brother Carter which he was completely fascinated with. Hahah.
Then now, it’s Halloween. Keep in mind, this whole weekend means everyday is halloween mode. Hahah. I also found out for my first time carving a pumpkin was awesome however a hard lesson. Don’t carve a pumpkin too far in advance cause it will get mouldy. Did anyone else have that problem? I never seen mouldy carved pumpkins. Maybe it’s cause it’s warmer here in California than it was in Alberta. No idea.
So far my kids have dressed up as: Captain America and Elsa. I added lights to the Elsa dress but then I found out there was a dress that came with lights and for sale..boo. Oh well, i thought it looked pretty sweet in dark. Monday it will be Spider man and powderpuff girl/storm trooper. Hahah.
Now, the things I love about halloween are:
- Treats are also your treats…they wont be able to eat them all with out someone to help. We got rid of old halloween treats last year cause they couldn’t eat it all by themselves. So it got thrown away. Haha. So this year, I decided, it’s just mom tax..maybe the chocolate ones.
2. Costumes! My only day of year where I can dresss up as a cool character without being judged. Unless you are the only one showing in costume…that’s awkward.
3. The treat incentive. If your kid acts up you can say this, ” do you want your treats, if so, please listen?” If they dont take it seriously, open a candy and eat it in front of them. Then they believe that YOU would eat their treats. They don’t want that. I often have to remind my daughter about that, especially when she either refuses to listen or go potty before we go anywhere.
4. Halloween means clearance items the next day. Hahaha… and christmas stuff. UNLESS they hide all their stuff too quickly to reduce the price.
Did I mention that I love clearance items? Hahaha…my highlight of the day at times is checking out the clearance items.
Anyhow, Happy Halloween everyone!