Every day there was something off schedule. Translation for child-free people: Mama be going crazy cuz she did NOT get her usual clean-up, organize, do-me time.
Monday - Judah's field trip to the pumpkin patch. Weird schedule.
Tuesday - the only normal day of the week!
Wednesday - Noah's preschool Halloween fair. And Judah's Halloween class party.
|Noah and his best school friend. He has no idea where to look when I take pics with an iphone, hahaha.|
Thursday - Judah's school-wide Fall Festival.
|Kindergartners in costumes - very cute BEFORE the sugar induced meltdowns.|
Friday - no school!
Saturday - HALLOWEEN!
|They look like they're in costume...but it's also how they dress EVERY day.|
|Reason number 24,364 why kids are awesome - they make you wear costumes when you otherwise wouldn't.|
Sunday - "don't trust your clocks day"
I'm gonna need a couple weeks to recover.
Before arriving at the actual day of Halloween the kids had already been collecting MOUNDS of candy from various events. But nothing topped the crowning glory of acquisition that is "real" Halloween trick-or-treating.
Both Judah and Noah were having a blast, going door to door with their giant pumpkin buckets. Seriously, I have NEVER seen them happier in their entire young lives.
|The dragon's horde.|
Afterward, they spent an hour laying out all their candy and sorting and trading. I kept hearing Judah tell Noah: You don't want that one. That's "bad guy" candy. Give that one to me.
And like a putz, Noah would comply and occasionally ask: Is that one "bad guy" candy?
Finally, I asked Judah (knowing full well he was taking advantage of his little brother somehow): What is "bad guy" candy?
Judah didn't skip a beat: "Bad guy" candy is candy that maybe Noah wouldn't like...like, it would be bad, for him.
Sounds totally reasonable and not at all like Judah was taking Noah to the cleaners. I was duly impressed with Judah's b.s.-ing skills. You truly are my son - the son of a lawyer. (And as we all know from Arrested Development, Lawyer is Latin for liar!)
But of course, I kept going with the cross-examination. As a lawyer, you know the devil is in the details: So what kind of candy might be bad for Noah?
Judah: Oh, you know...like weird flavors like blueberry...or chocolate.
AHA! I rest my case. You are hereby charged with swindling your younger brother out of all his best candy.
Judgment rendered against you in equity: The judge and prosecutor will now take all your Twix and Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups.
Now go to bed!