And I’m happy to report that this sweet little boy of mine had ZERO cavities! Yay!!
Candy. I am always dipping into my kids’ candy loot. I have no will power when it comes to candy. Nope, none at all. My favorites? Smarties. I love, love, love those little candies. That, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. My kids know this and they are so smart about it. They will use it to manipulate me into letting them eat their candy, even if it’s at 7:00 in the morning and they haven’t had breakfast yet. All they have to do is hand me one of these candies and say, “Here, Mom…I saved this for you!” and I’m like, “Awww…thank you! You know that’s my favorite!” and they smile, and I smile, and I pop the candy into my mouth…and that gives them the green light to get into their candy bag right then and there, because they know I won’t be a hypocrite by saying, “Hey…no eating candy before breakfast!!” when I’m standing there with a piece in my own mouth.
I loved hearing her little voice shout “Trick or Treat!” as she walked up to the doors, and then hearing her say “Thank you!” after the candy was put into her bag, and then to hear her shout, “Wait for me, guys!” as she ran to catch up to her older siblings…she was just so precious! After every house she visited, she would stop and retrieve the new piece of candy that was just put into her bag, and she would excitedly hold it up to us and say, “Look-it what I got!!” It took extra long Trick or Treating this time due to that little habit of hers, and that is why she was always two steps behind her siblings. But oh…she was just so cute. We loved every minute of it.
We enjoy Trick or Treating with our kids every year. The only thing is, as the years go by, we keep losing them to friends. They grow older and pretty soon it’s no longer a thrill to walk door to door with your parents and your younger siblings. First Anthony strayed away from us, then a year later Audriana, and then a couple years after that it was Afton’s turn to go off with friends. And so for a few years we had the younger six with us all the time. But this year both Alex and Avery went Trick or Treating with their friends. And so that left us with just our youngest four. Just four! Not much of a crowd for us, that’s for sure. And I although I was having fun with them that night, I found myself thinking about the older five … and wondering just where the time went? Life just goes too quickly sometimes. Makes me sad when I think about it. My Trick or Treating crowd is getting thinner and thinner. Whatever will I do when there is no one to walk door to door with? Hopefully by that time I will have a few grand-babies to Trick or Treat with!