Halloween was an interesting experience this year. It's usually the holiday that I go all out clever for, but this year with all the sickness and surgeries of this month, I couldn't quite muster up the energy for anything extra. Decorations only happened because the kids finally told me they were going to do it 2 weeks ago. I did manage a fun Halloween dinner including mashed potato ghosts with caper eyes, and this was the after school snack which was a HUGE hit and was devoured within minutes of the boys walking in the door. Frankly, it was a wonder even this happened. Lilyanna decided over the weekend that she didn't need to sleep anymore in the middle of the night, so I was a bit of a walking zombie on Halloween day. (That way I didn't need to even don a costume...so, it was mildly convenient...)
Warren stopped by right before Lilyanna and I were about to nap during the day and thoughtfully offered to come over that evening to take the boys trick or treating. Here is the lot of them before they went that evening. His dedication to the task lasted only until a female friend of his came along and he went off with the girl.
Despite all of my hoopla this year, the kids had a great time. This makes me think that maybe in future years, I can not drive myself so crazy with plans and preparations, and we can still all have an enjoyable holiday. We'll see if I actually remember this lesson next year. ;)