Halloween is such a show, right? It's my favorite holiday at school. I love all the costumes. I love the little parade and the creativity in each child. As my hands down favorite child costume, thought up by the child is my friend Kathy's daughter. Her daughter thought up her costume on her own. I don't know how. I would love more than anything to be privy to the thought process that went through this 4th graders head at decision time. She was Steven Tyler. I mean come on! How much does that rock? I love it.
My own two little angels were adorable to, S and her friends were some devils and some other things. To them though it seemed this year more than any, Halloween was way more about the social aspect of it. The being together. Candy didn't seem to really play any part in it at all that I could see. They went to one friends house directly after school. They got ready, they trick or treated together. They giggled and laughed and had their arms around one another. They are a group. They love each other. They have inside jokes and favorite songs and a seemingly deep seated understanding of each other already, I guess cause they have been together for years. It makes me so happy. Right now all five of them are snuggled somehow in S's room, sound asleep, just resting up for whatever they decide might come next.
And then my little boy. Not so little anymore. 4th grade. Also, in a group of friends. To cool this year. He and his buddy were Red Mohawk Guy and Bam. From the picture that is stuck on here because I cannot get into my flickr acct no matter what I do. C decided he wanted a red and green mohawk, that was the crux of his costume. I did run around like a maniac trying to get him the studded bracelet and the skull ring but he lost interest in those. Those boys were out for candy. The more the better. They had a blast and someone even gave each of the 150 kids one of those giant Hershey bars. That was the main score of the night.
Meanwhile my friend Lisa and I sat and handed out candy and tattoos and oohed and aahed over the costumes. When the trick or treaters started to wind down I did tricks for her, to entertain her, to make her laugh, cause that's what she does for me. ;)