The rush of trick-or-treating is over and I feel like I have gained 20 lbs just looking at the kids’ candy. We had a lot of rough moments yesterday. I think when we have expectations about how a certain day is supposed to go, it’s a lot easier to get upset when it doesn’t go that way. Especially a holiday. All I can say is that in spite of the tantrums and tears of the day we had a blissful 90 minutes of trick-or-treating in our neighborhood and that’s what I hope the kids remember!
But now we welcome November. I appreciate the peacefulness of November more that any other month’s peacefulness. After the busyness of October and Halloween parties, costumes, trunk-or-treats, trick-or-treating and managing candy consumption and in anticipation of all that Christmas celebrations bring, I love the mellow nature of Thanksgiving. I just soak up the first few weeks of November when we are back in a regular schedule.
Ah, the peace.
We have a lot planned over the next two months, including a cross-country road trip to visit family and for Brent to do a rotation in Utah. My November peace will be abbreviated this year. Probably why I am already savoring every moment of today.