I hope everyone had a delightful Halloween!! Here is a pic of me and the hubs - can you guess who we are? :)
My parents came over to share in some good food and to help give out candy. This year we had 177 kids - that's down from two hundred and twenty-something that we had last year.
I made some delicious chili, cornbread, and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. My girlfriend Jessica also stopped by to get in on the food action.
We had a lovely time - although I must say that I am disappointed with the lack of effort that some kids put into Halloween these days.
A few irritations I have are:
a) parents who carry around a bucket for candy with their newborn/infant child - c'mon, we all know who that candy is really for
b) teens who don't even attempt to dress up - I asked one girl what she was (as she was clearly not dressed up) and she smiled and said "a student" then her mom, also not dressed up, came up with her bag for candy. My dad only gave these people one of the smallest pieces of candy he could find in our gigantic bucket. A lot of the teenage boys wear their regular clothing and then a scary mask - is that really the best you could do?
c) slutty teens - it makes everyone uncomfortable when you show up in an outfit that leaves NOTHING to the imagination and you're like 12-17. It's awkward. Where are your parents!? sigh.
Okay, enough of the irritations, we did see plenty of adorable children, so that made all of the slight irritations worthwhile.
What did you all do for Halloween?