Fright Night

Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo, a tradition I enjoy wherein I (along with other participants) will post to my blog daily throughout the month of November. I’ve found it harder to keep up with stuff online since I started working but I want to at least give it a try.

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With yesterday being Halloween and my work shift being into the evening hours I was saddened to think I would miss taking the kids out trick-or-treating. Luckily for me I have an awesome manager who understands what it’s like to try to juggle work, family, and life and so she told me I could come in for an earlier shift as long as I put in my full eight hours. I was home in time to shovel a sandwich down my throat and get the kids dressed up for collecting loot. Hayley decided to be a devil and Breanna wanted to be a bee so badly that I was very happy to find a black and yellow striped t-shirt to go with her wings and bee hat.

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It turns out that our new neighborhood is awesome. There are a lot of families so there were plenty of kids out trick-or-treating and almost every house was lit up with candy to give out. In fact, so many people were giving out treats that after only going up and down two streets both kids had overflowing bags (and they each had two bags so that’s saying a lot). Both Hayley and Breanna saw some kids from their classes too so they were happy about that.

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After those two streets we dumped out the bags and drove over to George’s cousin’s house so the kids could see some of their family and I ended up taking them up and down his street too – more for the fun and less for the candy.

After coming home we had so much candy and so many mini chip bags that it’s pretty much ridiculous. No one could eat that much and survive so it will be carefully stored out of sight to be doled out in small amounts. Eventually I figure we’ll have to just toss most of it or we’ll never live through the sugar rush and crash cycle.

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It was really weird to be going out for Halloween without our friends back home but we had a good time. I am so grateful that I got to be there to take them out and spend the evening with them.

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How was your Halloween?

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One thought on “Fright Night

  1. I don’t consider myself an overly sentimental mother, but this is something I really miss a lot. I’m glad your boss let you change your schedule. Mine are teenagers, and we don’t do this anymore. The picture of Angelina and Brad trick-or-treating a year or two ago was super fun.