halloween is my favorite holiday, however, we've been on bad terms these past years. for me, the perfect fall weather, eating your weight in candy and carving pumpkins were delites totally trumped by the slut-o-rama costumes any girl over the age of 14 felt she had to wear. oh, the pressure.
i gave in one year and spent the entire evening picking my butt and avoiding eye contact with those i was obviously offending. shame on me. i nearly gave up on the holiday untilthis year when i realized i could totally enjoy it all through the eyes of my 2 year old. we did the hayrides, halloween stores, parties, parades and trunk or treating. this was the best year ever. i actually forgot to dress up because i was too entertained with brooks experiencing for the first time the mix of the 2 greatest emotions: excitement and fear(remember the first time you peed your pants?)
we ended the festivities in our neighbor's driveway, enjoying a bucket of chicken and handing out candy to mobs of super heroes and little witches. a fishnet free evening- total success.