a.k.a. Halloween 2013
It started off with Elli having done the one thing I told them not to do or they wouldn’t get to go trick-or-treating. Argh! How do you recover from that? I meant it to show how important it was NOT to do that thing. It was not a consequence I thought I’d actually have to enforce. Poor thing forgot the rule totally and was sobbing hysterically. To compromise, she got to trick-or-treat with her class at school and spend the day obeying the rule and we’d re-evaluate. She came home a rockstar! Shew. That was a close one.
Scott spent the day dressed as Spiderman. He’s been wearing that costume for a month or so. We got it during a killer deal on Zulilly. We went to lunch with a friend and they played hard. Then we had to run an errand at the mall. More playing. Then dinner with fussiness ensuing. Oh boy. By the time we were trying to load in the car to go over to a friend’s neighborhood he was writhing on the floor in full tantrum mode. We got him in the car and almost calmed down then something set him off again. I took him out of the car and sent him to the house to stay with Daddy. Yep, I did that.
I drove away while a very angry and sad Spiderman wailed on the porch. The whole time we walked around I felt awful about not bringing him and awful about being relieved that I wasn’t walking around with him. We went home and all went trick-or-treating together. It was fun to walk around our neighborhood as a family and visit with our neighbors. We live at the bottom of a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac so we only really know our immediate neighbors. This was a fun opportunity for us to get out and visit with all the people we see when we’re driving around.
We ended the day on a high note. I’m happy about that. I just wish I had a picture to show for it. We’ll just have to substitute these pictures taken during the month to represent the fun of Halloween night!
Sometimes being a kids is hard. Sometimes being a parent is hard. These big blue eyes help me through the hard times and give me hope that I can face the hard times yet to come.