Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Hallows Eve

That guy that I like so much and I were anti-Halloween back in the day when we were the perfect parents...back before we had children of our own and were still in the stage of judging all other people's kids and discussing how we were gonna do it better.

What can I say...we were young.  And un-informed.  


And then, as so often happens when you plant your feet so firmly on the ground in a decision you've made, the ground moved.

Halloween became HUGE in our family.

We began hosting big parties on Halloween...soup parties followed by trick or treating and candy binging and hanging out late into the night parties.  Year after year of fun with friends...and then something happened.  The children grew up and started developing lives of their own, the parents got older and more tired and eventually, our annual party drifted off to sleep.

This was the first year in 21 years that we haven't had to take a child out trick or treating.  TWENTY ONE YEARS.  Crazy!

This year I fed a group of rather sorry costumed boys a big chili dog supper and sent them on their way...without a parent in tow.  

And then we did something cruel.  Fired up the barbecue and grilled ourselves some steaks, baked some potatoes, roasted some asparagus and opened a bottle of red wine.

 And feasted.  And handed out candy.  And reminisced.  And relaxed.

And gloated, just a bit.

Gloated, that is, until the 13 year old was up all night barfing after binging on too much junk food.

Should've gloated less.



  1. Um, can I say that I may have laughed out loud at this one. I mean, shoot, which posts don't I laugh out loud at...but this...your clever writing about your beautiful life makes puke entertaining. ;)


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