Oh, Halloween 2014, what a disappointment you were. Maybe not to my child, but to me you were.
You guys. I know I live in Chicago and all, so maybe I should’ve just expected it but on Friday morning we woke up to snow. SNOW! Usually I would truly be all over the snow thing, I love snow. But the mom in me was just so crushed. Olivia had been talking all dang week about going trick or treating, practicing how she was going to say it on all of the doors in our house (Dominic was in the bathroom and she knocked on the door and said “Trick or treat! Dada, open the door! You have to give me candy!!”), telling everyone who she was going to be and then when the day finally comes, it feels like Christmas morning. It didn’t help that past Tuesday it was freakin 75 degrees out.
We put on her costume at about noon and she immediately wanted to go trick or treating. We went about our day hoping that it would eventually clear up, but it never did so we made a few in house stops, including my grandparent’s house. We let her go around saying trick or treat to everyone in the house and they all took turns giving her little treats for her basket but as soon as we got back in the car:
“Mama, can we please go trick or treating now?”
Dominic and I talked about it and decided to bite the frostbit bullet and took our girl out. The wind was so brutal, it was even more brutal than the snow. But Olivia didn’t care. As soon as she realized that we weren’t lying about her ringing doorbells to get candy she was all, “Mama! This is so fun! Let’s do it again.” after every house. Me, my sister, and Dominic thought for sure that we were going to get the flu but it didn’t really matter because she was having fun. I loved watching her go up the houses and ring the door bells by herself, especially because there were quite a few that had Olivia-sized doorbells! We would park on a street, let her trick or treat for about four or five houses, get back in the car to defrost and then do it again. This lasted for about five streets before she knocked out and then we went home for pizza.
When Olivia woke up she said, “This is the best Halloween ever.” and even though she may have just memorized that from her Courduroy book, I’m still gonna take it.
How cute is she with that costume and those braids?!
And also, in case you were wondering, the two slices of pepperoni pizza I had were fantastic, but I also felt a little sick after I ate them. #whole30problems
How was your Halloween?
Katie and Dorothy
P.S. Last Halloween