Lily enjoyed Halloween! I’m incredibly excited about this, as it’s the first time she’s ever got through it without being afraid. Early on, she decided she wanted to be a cat. I was worried about that, and really surprised that she wanted to dress up or was even considering being a part of any of this. Nevertheless, we bought a package of crème make-up, ears, and a tail, making a cheap costume that an adult with an inner 4-year-old could wear.
My best friend and his family have accepted me as part of their family, and I’m very fortunate for that. He has a nephew, aged ten, and we went trick-or-treating with him. We had never been trick-or-treating before (it isn’t particularly popular in the Halloween sra ceremonies). What a lovely concept! Best Friend’s nephew dressed up as a baseball player, and he was absolutely adorable. We walked about a neighbourhood that was apparently *the* spot for Halloween celebrations. There were so many children in costumes! It was hilarious, and some of the big peoples, as Lily would call them, were dressed up too. My best friend dressed in St Patrick’s day attire, dubbing himself someone who was celebrating the wrong holiday. I thought that was really clever, and the three (outside at least) of us had a really great time.
What struck me most is that these families were doing something together. Yes, children with loads of candy isn’t the greatest situation, but they were with their families, or at least with people who cared enough about them to take them out and help them have fun that night. If you think about it, it’s really a nice tradition.
And I am so proud of Lily!