Sunday, November 01, 2009

Trick or... Trick!!!

We decided to do the Full North American last night and went for a trick-or-treating extravaganza on our street. Yeah, four whole houses and 8 very confused 3 year olds.

It was soooo authentic...

We've been warming the spud up for this for a week. We bought his costume and got him all excited... he informed his girlfriend who immediately requested the same costume from her parents... we had high hopes.

Friday I decided to invite more than just the neighbours and sent around an email and we had a great turnout. We cut the pumpkins, we made the pies, we popped the popcorn, bought the fireworks, decorated the garden and... the spud refused to dress up. Everyone arrived looking fantastic but still, the spud refused to dress up.

He ended up going around the houses with his little bag wearing his wellies, jeans, a big jumper and a witches hat. Actually, it was an excellent Worzel Gummidge costume.

I guess beggars can't be choosers.

The kids seemed to really love it though, they were agog at being offered free sweeties, amazed at the phenomenon of sparklers and garden fireworks and thrilled, mostly, at being able to stay up late and rub popcorn into the spud's carpet.

Next year maybe we'll manage 5 houses and, perhaps, even a costume...

8 comments:

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Awwwww Bless his heart :) You guys are SO COOL btw with the sparklers and decorating and popcorn and candy! I totally want to come ! You're such a neat mom Sparx :)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

This sounds like last year with Jonathan. He wouldn't get in his costume either. This year he wore the costume, but didn't want to go to the houses. Oh well, it was a nice night for a walk! I wish we had some photos of your little trick-or-treaters! :-)

Sparx said...

Gringa - you'd be SOOOO welcome!

Lisa - Charlie's never agreed to wear any sort of costume at all... too cooooooooooooool...

Ju said...

What a fun. We also had lovely party if little more sedate.
Kids in bed by 7.30.
But what a great day.

Sparx said...

Ju - 7:30? You got your kids to bed at 7:30 after a party? You are a rockstar.

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Yup, my boys talk a good dressing up game but never actually get into the outfit in front of anyone except for me...

I never get the kids in bed for 7.30 - party or not. There is too much jumping on beds to be done. Every night.

Kim@EnjoyTheRide said...

I always found the Gummidge menacing, don't get me started on Aunt Sally.

Sparx said...

Brit - same here. What is it with kids and bed jumping?

Kim - yeah totally, like a decaying clown... and those shedding straw fingers... just imagine shaking his hand and having it come away in yours... euughhh...