I was really excited about Halloween this year, even more so than usual! For the first time ever, Brennen actually understood the concept of Halloween. He picked out his own costume, Barney the dinosaur, of course! He even started practicing his trick or treating technique weeks before the big day even came.
On the night of Halloween, I made our traditional Halloween dinner. Mummy dogs!
Normally after dinner, the hubby and I would both get Brennen in his costume, have our neighbor take a family picture of us and then I would take Brennen trick or treating while the hubby passed out candy at the house. We had a different plan for this year. Since neither one of us wanted to miss out on a minute of the first Halloween that Brennen was excited about , we decided to conduct a social experiment.
I call it, “The Honor System”
Yep, it’s true we left a bowl of Halloween goodies outside our house on a table with a note explicitly saying to take only two pieces of candy. Do you think it worked? You will have to read to the rest of this blog entry to find out!
Keeping with tradition we had our family picture taken!
Then we headed out for trick or treating for the first time as a family!
Brennen got a lot of attention and treats as he is pretty darn cute! A few of our neighbors even had special treats just for him! It was so nice! Brennen was way more involved in trick or treating than in years past. He would grab his pumpkin and go up to each house with me and say, “Trick or Treat!” He was also very entertaining as at every house he had to make chit-chat with the people. Here are just a few of the things he would say.
“Oh look at that TV!!!”
“Those doggies are SO cute!”
“I like your Halloween decorations.”
“This is a green house.”
I love my little chatterbox. It’s funny how just a short time ago he was very timid, things have certainly changed!
We only took Brennen trick or treating on the street we live on, but that alone took 50 minutes!!! Again, he was VERY chatty! After we finished our street he started to get tired and he had plenty of candy in his pumpkin. Upon returning home we checked in on our social experiment and would you believe that despite being gone for almost an hour there was still plenty of candy left?!?! It just goes to show that people will make the right decision when faced with making a decision. :)
Once back home we all indulged in some goodies and then called it a night! Trick or Treating is hard work!