Here's what I learned this year:
- If your daughter is starting puberty, be prepared for tears about her costume, her friends, her hair and anything else that comes up--right before you have to walk out the door
- Changing costume ideas 4 times in 1 week is too much (especially when that's multiplied by 2 girls)
- When friends invite you for chili before trick or treating, go--you won't regret it
- It's okay to zig zag back and forth across the street and not trick or treat methodically
- Mad scientist wigs are hot
- There is such a thing as too much candy
- Moms don't get scared when you jump out at them from behind bushes
- Nerds don't wear make-up (actually, this is something I tried to teach Hope but I don't think she got it)
And the burning question that runs through my mind every year is...Who first thought someone would put a razor blade in their kiddos' candy? Did that really happen or was that a parent who just wanted to "sort" the candy and sneak their favorites out of the pile?
What did you learn this year?