Halloween was nice. This is the first year Keely's wanted to go trick-or-treating. I made the ghost costume. She then decided she would be a witch. Then she told my mom on the phone while sobbing that I wouldn't LET her be a ghost!?!? So not true. Then evening came and she got dressed as a witch-in all black. A few minutes later she was in her room taking off her costume and rummaging around. I let her be. I expected nothing less. She never wears anything you think she'll wear. She comes to me a few minutes later with a lidded box. She opens it and presents it to me. It is filled with pink things from her dress-up box. Store bought randomness. "I'm going to be Glinda…the good witch…because I don't want to be scary tonight." Sooooo we get her all pinked out-including plastic heeled shoes. We try to convince her to not wear those. Fruitless efforts. She goes out on the sidewalk, holding each of our hands for balance. Clip. Clop. Clip. Clop. all through the streets. Everyone smiles and laughs at her shoes. They call her a princess, so she changes her name to "Princess Glinda". She loved trick-or-treating. She made it about 2 1/2 blocks in her shoes and then asked to go home. We passed out candy for the rest of the evening. She bounced and bobbed with joy as she sat on the floor and sorted through the massive amounts of candy. We told her she could have 2 pieces a day. Tootsie-roll lollipops have been her choices so far. Eating it all could take months. What to do? I wish I could sneak some (most) of the candy out of her bucket without her knowing and pitch it (eat it myself)…but she would so know if I remove a single piece. Is there anyway that she'll forget about all that junk calling her name? Doubtful. I didn't take photos because it was so dark and we had costume changes to deal with. No photos for Halloween. That is a first. I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but I feel a bit bad. How 'bout compensating with candy photos?
9 Comments November 2, 2007