Wednesday, November 01, 2006
It's official: LT loves Halloween!
He loved everything. Dressing up, face painting, knocking on the door, saying trick-or-treat, saying thank you, getting candy, getting candy, getting candy...
He had a party at daycare and then we went to one at BLT Sr's work before coming home for the grand finale. I was asking him what he wanted for dinner on the way home in the car. This is the conversation:
Me: LT, do you want zuchinni pancakes for dinner?
LT: No, chocolate!
Me: How about beans & rice?
LT: No, chocolate!
Me: A veggie burger?
LT: No, chocolate! I like chocolate.
He ate a few bites of a scone when we got home, but once the doorbell starting ringing, he was ready to go! Off we went!
He practiced saying trick-or-treat ... pause ... thank you all the way up to the door. He usually froze up with the trick-or-treat once the door was opened. I think the problem was that the neighbors were answering with giant candy basket in hand. How can you remember to say trick-or-treat when you are getting your bag ready? LT liked to take the candy himself and then carefully place it in his pumpkin bag. And then go back for another ... He did really well with saying "thank you" though! By the last couple houses, he was able to get out a trick-or-treat. We went to about 8 of the neighbors and then he was "All done trick-or-treat." We made our way over to his friend M's house, but he didn't want to TOT there - just play with all of her toys. We stopped at one final house on the way back (the "pumpkin house" with all kinds of outdoor decorations) and they had a very nice treat of animal crackers for the wee set.
Back at home, BLT Sr. held down the fort and handed out all our treats by 8pm. I guess I'll pick up a few more for next year. We had 109 full-size bars and a few people got two, but we still probably had at least a hundred TOTers before we turned out the light. We got three more groups of bell-ringers after that, but they got turned away empty handed.
LT really loved Halloween and we all had a great (& tiring) time. Today he asked Daddy to go get his panda suit and pumpkin bag to take along to daycare ...