...when you get, say, around twenty eight Halloween birthday's just aren't so cool anymore. Last year I had a halloween play date for my kids and my friends very kindly brought gifts and such. This year I requested none of that...quite simply because the play date wasn't about me but rather our kids and their enjoyment. My gift is watching my children in their little costumes having their friends over and having fun. My butt doesn't need the cake anymore. My gut doesn't hear my brain's cadence of "just say no" when it comes to candy. Weight watchers doesn't wait for birthday's.
We spent Halloween day (my birthday) in my hometown with my mom - which was a surprise for her. It was a very odd day, but good to let the kids spend time with my parents. It's a two hour drive and all but 45 minutes of it was spent listening Cupcake screaming her head off. We've discovered the car isn't her favorite place to be. When we got there, she slept 45 minutes here and there and was so overtired I think her vocal chords decided to go to sleep on the way home. Thankfully she slept the whole way. Punky and Chicken slept a whopping 45 minutes all day but were pretty good considering. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant where I got serenaded in espanol by some hispanic dudes. I even got to wear a sombrero for all the on-lookers to laugh at me. Punky and Chicken didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Hubby presented me with my brand new iTrip for my ipod in the car. Numero dos on my birthday list. Oh yeah, and my parents found out their dog died while they took my kids out to see him. Oops. He's not asleep in his doghouse kids, he bit the dust. At least he hadn't started to stink yet.
The day was a pretty stressful one, spending 4 hours in the car for a 5 hour visit. But my mom was thrilled to spend the day with them and see them in their costumes. Because of the local high school football games, all the trick or treating was done on Thursday, the night before we were there, so the kids didn't get to do any. We still somehow managed to get a whole pumpkin PLUS a variety candy bag in our house (seriously, how did that happen?!). I wonder if the cows out behind my house eat candy? Since they have four stomach's and all, I figure they could use it more than I can.
How was your Halloween?