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Ok I know I'm not the only one!
You bought a costume (or 2) last year ahead of time, but you're still looking at more for your little boy or girl! You are planning out the yard decorations with a possibility of a haunted house this year (weather permitting) and you're OVERJOYED it's on a Saturday so you can expect a big turn out of kids (Need to beat 50!)
Last year Terrance got to be a pumpkin, devil, and a bat for different events and our family portrait (we were all vampires he was a little bat). This year he's going to be 19 months old, he's walking, and I'm trying to get him to say Trick Or Treat already! He has a crocodile and a snake costume I purchased ahead of time last year. I'm also looking for a pirate costume because I'm thinking of a pirate theme for this years family portrait.
I know this "obsession" with everything Halloween is because it's the only holiday when my entire family was together and didn't fight. My Dad handed out candy and kept a count (over 1000 one year) we went door to door with our friends and their parents then stayed up all night watching spooky shows eating and trading candy. I even went trick or treating with my 14 year old brother and his friends when I was 18!
On the age note I think it's great when older kids trick or treat. I'd rather have them going door to door having fun getting candy than setting things on fire or getting drunk at a bush party. Age is a number and I welcome teenagers at my house (even the ones who do lame costume changes and come back twice ;)
So yes that's my Halloween tale! Hopefully all you Halloween Mama's searching websites for ideas and digging out the decorations already have a great Halloween like I plan to with my 19 month old Son who is going to be an alligator, snake, and who knows what else!!