I believe this was the first year that none of the Bowleses went out trick-or-treating.
We did not, however, go completely without candy. I bought a fairly big bag of assorted Hersheys candy to give out to the hoards of trick-or-treaters that typically come to our dark street and venture up our long, uphill driveway.
We had one group of trick-or-treaters: 4 crayons.
The end. Leftover candy for us.
It also doesn't mean there weren't any costumes.
Exhibit A: Ebby as a superhero
Students are allowed to wear costumes to school on Halloween at ye olde newe MHS. The Fall sports teams typically dress up around a theme. This year the XC team dressed up as superheroes. Ebby still had her costume on when she got home and she allowed me to take a few pictures...
"Not all superheroes wear capes. But sometimes they do." #SuperXC
After taking these pictures, Ebby changed into regular clothes and I thought that would be it for costumes for the day.
But then a few hours later when I was working in my studio, I had a visitor.
Holla, Mrs. Potts!
After going upstairs, she seemed to perk up. I guess she's more at home in the kitchen ~ being a teapot and all...
Mrs. Potts decided to take a break and catch up on her reading...
OMG, a gorilla!
Wait, that's Bobby Law!
I didn't get any pictures of Will & Cuyler, but they also dressed up ~ sort of.
I bought each of the kids a king-size of their favorite candy as a Halloween treat. After dinner I made them come and trick-or-treat to me as I sat at the dinner table. Cuyler put on the gorilla mask and dutifully said, 'Trick-or-treat'. His reward: Kit Kats. Then Will went on a furious search for his beloved rainbow clown wig. He found it, put it on, and came over with a 'Trick-or-treat'. His reward: Starburst and Skittles.
No, I am not above bribing my teenagers. It's pretty much the only way I can get them to hug me most of the time. ;-).
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!