Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloweenyness 2008

Halloween is never complete unless your 7 year old wakes up at 6 am and is too excited to sleep. It isn't complete until there is always a last minute costume change or lost pieces to someones costume and they are in tears. There always seems to be way too much fuss about the holiday for 7th and 9th graders who feel the need to wake me up in the wee morning hours to spike their hair, apply paint to faces, and rip clothes because they must look cool. Why do I send them to school on this day?

Then there is the elementary school festivities that brought me to and from school multiple times but I seem to enjoy it and volunteer for the duties. However, when I buy my almost-too-old-to-trick-or-treat children costumes that they do not wear at the last minute, well that inspires the giant toilet costume with money going down the drain that I threaten them with for the next Halloween.

We never seem to have time for a meal on Halloween and every year seem to be going through some drive through window. We actually carved our pumpkins the night BEFORE Halloween for the first time ever which was so much less chaotic. With all the fuss, it is this halloweenyness that makes for such special memories for my children. Each year I seem to flash back to when I was a kid on Halloween and remember it all over and over again. Now I know why I do it all.


Pam said...

Oh I so can wait till the girls are teenagers. Your post made me laugh. Hey you know as long as they have had something to eat that is all that matters drive through or candy sometimes works too. I think last Saturday after the primary Halloween party Lucy (21/2) ate about 2 pounds of candy. and maybe a couple bites of dinner. Some days its all we do to survive! Right?


MotherToMany said...

Rae and Jay were up at 5:30 in the morning, and they don't even go to school! LOL

I usually start dinner the night before by making a crock pot chili, but this year, I never got around to it. I was up until 4:30am before going ot bed and getting just a few hours sleep, and then it was non stop after that. Even a quick trip to a costume store for last minute items, that still got broke before the end of the night!

Thankfully, we got some take out and had free hot dogs, and pizza thorughout the night and of course TONS of candy.