You've gotta think that for kids, Halloween is the best day of the year. You knock on a door, say trick-or-treat, and people willingly hand you candy with a smile. Don't you think it just blows their little minds? And once they "get it", there's no stopping them.
But it also surprises me to see that my kids get just as much joy in handing out the candy as they do in receiving it. Even Anna has picked up on this. At the trunk-or-treat tonight she stood in the back of the van with me, gleefully holding candy in her fists, reaching out towards everyone who came by -- she never tried to open or chew on them, she just wanted to share her candy!
We had a great Halloween, lots of candy, I did finish the costumes (the last stitches were done at 11:30pm last night), and everyone was very well behaved (no sugar meltdowns).