Gone are the last minute wardrobe emergencies, using a Sharpie for cat whiskers because I can’t find the black crayon and searching for all of the Party City receipts because my kids changed their minds 20 times since the first costume idea Labor Day weekend.
Now, Halloween parties are the focus for my two little cherubs and trick-or-treating is out! My husband and I continue to do rock/paper/scissors to decide who will answer the door and hand out the candy, although I know he secretly loves to do it.
I finally figured out that if I buy all the candy on the 31st, not only is it on sale, maybe I won’t eat (all of) it every time I pass the bowl in the hallway.
There was a family in my neighborhood growing up that left a bathtub full of M&Ms outside the front door because they were never home on Halloween.
As tempting as it is to go out for Halloween night and leave our candy outside, I would miss all of those sweet faces in their costumes.