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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

We are long past the days of Trick or Treating at our house. In fact, last year we had no goblins come to our door. How sad - I had to eat all those candy bars! But, as I think about our guys and the past Halloweens, a few fun ones come to mind. The first one I remember so well is one that Chris had strep throat and couldn't go out. They were 4 and 2 at the time. Michael had limited verbal skills but excellent social skills. Every person he met was his friend (and is still that way). Since we couldn't go out, the boys were allowed to hand out the candy, Chris from a distance. Michael, however, was worried that people would go by and not stop, so he stood in the doorway and shouted at all the ghosts and goblins..."hey you guys, come heah, me give you candy!" And then there were the years that the Dads took the kids out. Three Dads, 6 kids. The Dads insisted that they needed a wagon just in case the kids got tired and needed to be pulled home. In reality, they needed the wagon to hold the beer that they bought to help them get thru the miles of walking that the kids put them thru! Those were the days...........such fun memories! Hope all your memories are fun ones and that you have a smile on your face as you greet your goblins tonight!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Love the wagon for the beer story...wish I'd thought of that when my kids were younger. My youngest is the last one who trick or treats and she is sick, so no candy in our house tonight!