Monday, November 1, 2010

Come on in, November!

Last night was Blake's first Halloween. We didn't carve pumpkins this year for a few reasons: I would have to carve my pumpkin and Blake's pumpkin. I'm usually ready to be done carving a pumpkin after the second handful of pumpkin guts comes out. Ok, that was the only reason. I didn't think Blake would really mind if we didn't carve pumpkins so I just skipped that little tradition this year. We bought little pumpkins and put them on our bookshelf. They looked pretty cute. And I hung some decorations in our windows.

I also bought a bag of candy in preparation for trick-or-treaters. I was sure we were going to have at least a few kids come by. I see kids everywhere here. Not.One.Treater.Came. I guess the kids go elsewhere for candy. I did see little monsters and fairies walking on our street, but no one stopped for candy. Our neighbor suggested we sit on the front porch with a bowl of candy, but it was cold yesterday! Sorry kiddies, I'm not going to freeze my buns off so you can get your candy fill. But I will answer my door and give you lots of sugary treats. While in the past I wouldn't have been so bummed if we didn't have trick-or-treaters, this year I specifically bought candy that I didn't like so I wouldn't eat it all. Now I'm stuck with a bowl full of candy that I don't want and won't get eaten. I'm sure if Blake could eat it he would.

Goodbye, October! Hello, stuffing! I mean November!


Losing Brownies said...

We had one group of kids of 3, and no parents!! Seriously.

We didn't carve pumpkins either, but put them on the walkway.

I did take The Boy out around my parents neighborhood though.

Lindsay said...

Since we've been here, we've never had trick-or-treaters. Kids typically don't trick or treat in apartment buildings, and they only usually go to homes where someone is sitting out on the stoop. The place to trick or treat here, in our experience, is at the storefronts. Business owners cater to the trick-or-treaters, and it's a lot of fun. We usually walk up 3rd Ave and 5th Ave, and one or two streets in our neighborhood that are known for trick-or-treating, and that's it. It's pretty great. I'm a little bummed that Halloween was on a Sunday this year so we couldn't go out. Next year, though. Seriously, next year you should come with us. It's lots of fun. And it all happens in the early afternoon. By 4:00 trick or treating is pretty much over so no one is out late or in the dark. I really like it. :)

Whitney said...

That would be fun to go together next year! And I like the whole done by 4 thing!

Emily said...

Lindsay beat me to it, but yeah, in Sunset Park, the kiddies all go to 5th Avenue. I experienced that first-hand after Elizabeth was born and I tried to drive down 5th on Halloween evening to the drug store to get her a binky. It took half an hour to go 20 blocks.

Your last line is awesome. You funny.