- Maybe its because I see my reflection in the door every time I open it & it makes me mad? Makes me mad because a year ago I was fit & happy & dressed in a SuperWoman costume. This year I'm bald, fat & dressed in sweats sitting on the couch. I wonder if holidays will be like this for a while - reflecting on the shape I was in & what I was doing a year ago. I suppose its natural to mourn the fit & trim person I was but rather than doing that I am pushing myself to focus on all the lessons I've learned and opportunities I've had in the last year. Sometimes its not that easy though.
- Maybe its because some kids come all the way into the house & want to reach into the candy bucket themselves instead of letting me hand it to them? Those kids by the way get told off & I give them 1 piece instead of the 4 or 5 I give the polite patient kids.
- Maybe its because some kids inspect what you give them critically & don't even say thank you - let alone Trick or Treat? And others tell you they don't want Butterfingers, only Skittles or whatever. Its not Burger King people!!
- Maybe its because I'm not feeling the Halloween spirit this year like I have the past few years?
Kind of makes me sad - I certainly hope my children aren't behaving like that out there. And as soon as I get sad & irritated at humanity, there comes a little posse of sweet girls dressed up like princesses who say We love your pumpkins & thank you ma'am. Sort of restores my faith in parents & humanity.
So our goblins are trick or treating with their friends across the street - Kendall & Jessie are out there with them. Its chilly here tonight - Eri opted for the warmer "monkey" costume which meant that Kendall & I got out of wearing our coordinating costumes (the plan was for her to be Thing 1, Kendall to be Thing 2 & me to be Cat in the Hat). Maybe next year.
We had dinner at our neighbor's house before they headed out - which was a treat. They are moving soon which makes me really sad, even though its only a couple miles away. I don't know what Eri will do when she can't run across the street to play with Matt anymore. They adore each other.