Halloween Festivities

Despite OctSNOWber, Halloween must go on. Yesterday morning, my kids happily boarded the schoolbus (albeit 2 hours late) with snow still blanketing the front yards in our neighborhood and their costumes snugly tucked away in their backpacks. I spent the morning preparing Halloween snacks for three classrooms before heading to school for the annual Halloween Parade. Since the schoolyard was a muddy, snowy mess, the parade took place in the parking lot. The temperature was surprisingly mild, considering the weather events of the past few days, and we all stood around admiring costumes and commenting on the cuteness.

And also? I dressed for Halloween this year. The parents volunteering in my son’s classroom decided to surprise our kids by dressing up for the occasion, and I did my best to come up with the easiest plausible costume I could think of . . . a butterfly (no, not a bat.)

My kids were shocked to see me dressed up as anything other than a work-at-home mom and thought the get up was hilarious.

Of course, they were the real stars of the show.

After all, there’s nothing that says life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness quite like going door to door, dressed in costume, begging for cheap candy.

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!