Once you have a kid, Halloween goes on for like a week. There are school parties, mommy group parties, and that’s just the warm-up for actual Halloween night. It’s amazing I haven’t overdose on Kit Kats by now (is that even possible?). This year was fun because we had several costume options, so it became just one big dress-up party weekend.
G loves his fireman costume (and I, for one, am partial to fireman), so he sported that this weekend, while I busted out my infamous Princess Leia costume (which my husband is rather partial to himself — aren’t all guys harboring a Princess Leia crush?). The last time I wore that costume, we did not have a child and went to a party where there was no food, but plenty of grain alcohol “blood” shots. Needless to say, it was a far cry from our mommy group’s party where toddlers were tossing back shots of chocolate milk and OJ. The high point was when several children came up to “Princess Leia” to express their admiration for my work destroying the Death Star. Not bad. NOTE: I went looking for photos that my husband claimed to have taken, but they’re nowhere to be found. Hmmm. Probably for the best.
We then mixed it up with a Spidey costume for school, then back to the fireman costume for the actual trick-or-treating. I was a cat, which involved putting the (very itchy) head of a child’s lion costume on (I have a small head) and going crazy with the eyeliner for 2 minutes. Yes, readers, New Yorkers do trick-or-treat. Our neighborhood association organizes a huge multi-building thing, but we usually just trick or treat in our building. It’s actually really fun, and I think G enjoyed giving out the candy almost as much as he did getting it.
What were you for Halloween? What’s your favorite treat? Trick? This was last year’s trick. Not good.