Tuesday, November 05, 2013


I would posit that Halloween is one of the biggest reasons to have children.

Yes, of course, there's the biological urge, the passing on the family name, passing on your genes,  the desire to share love, the hopes of birthing a future cancer-curer, and what-have-you.

But I would argue that very few things beat stuffing your progeny into costumes and accompanying them into the wide world to get free candy.

Seriously. It's just incredibly delightful. When they're little, you get to pick what they wear, and you can choose the cutest/most ridiculous things you like.

And then when they get older, they get really excited about dressing up.
They do not care about being original. It's just the sheer joy of being Superman.

"You're Superman? Hey, me too! This is terrific!"

"C'mon Superman! Let's go get some candy!"
Thinking that we could practice saying "Trick or treat!" I asked Jordan what he was going say when he went to the houses. He replied, "I'm Superman! Give me candy!"

But in fact, he was very polite.

One 20-something hipster candy giver-outer, at whose house we accidentally trick-or-treated twice, said that I was her favorite mom. "You're the Thank You Very Much Mom!"

Made me proud.


  1. Love it. And why not just admit that the best part about having kids is using them to get free candy!

    1. OK, I admit it! Unfortunately, the ones Jordan picks are not my favorites! Skittles? Who wants Skittles? Get me a Milky Way!

  2. I actually said to Nathan as we were trick o' treating "Halloween is reason enough to have more kids!".
    And I taught Jane to say "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."
    Also, when she was wearing her pirate sweater, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum".

    1. Yes, agree! And I know how much you guys like costumes!

      I seriously LOVE that. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Haaa!

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    1. Halloween out with kids is the best. All these little kids in adorable costumes, so excited. I love it.

  4. Adorable. Thank you very much for this post, favorite Mom!


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