Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful day of costumes and candy!
I guess the good part about having our first Floridian Halloween come to an end is that we'll be more prepared for next year now. Maybe next year, since we know that people don't do anything during the day, we can make other plans and have fun in order to keep the kids busy until it's time for trick-or-treating at night. It just seemed like the kids were begging to go out for so many hours today, and it was sad to see them sitting around bored instead of out having fun.
Due to all of the confusion with figuring out when to go out, I ended up not trick-or-treating at all. My dad took the kids out and I stayed home with my mom. I'm pretty sure it was the first time ever that the two of us didn't walk around (except for one year when I had a night class on Halloween). I was pretty bummed out; sitting in my room with the dogs wasn't exactly part of my Halloween plan. But when the kids got home with huge smiles on their faces, and bags full of candy, it made me feel a little better at least. I was definitely still wishing I was back in my hometown, but the giggles and excitement from my siblings put me in a little bit of a better mood. Plus, it really helped that I got some candy from my sisters' bags since they couldn't have all of the dairy stuff.
So as it turned out, I didn't need to figure out a costume, and I'm really glad now that I didn't spend money on buying a new one. Although we did see that most of the parents dress up down here, which was actually pretty rare back in New York. So maybe now that we know what's going on, we'll all have more fun next year. My parents and I can make sure we have something to dress up in, and we'll plan on doing something fun during the day while we wait for night to fall. Hopefully things will only get better from here!
I hope that everyone else really did have a wonderful Halloween, whether or not you went out with little kids. I'm off to sneak in some more candy before bed.... don't forget that the clocks turn back an hour tonight, so here's to hoping that all little kids stay in bed in the morning (especially my little sisters!!).
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