We practiced on Saturday:
James: "Max, what do you say when you go up to somebody's door on Halloween?"He had initially wanted to be the Cat in the Hat, then a train conductor, and at the last minute decided to be a pumpkin, because "pumpkins stand for Halloween". Bobbie Jo scrambled to find the costume, and Max made the cutest pumpkin around.
Max: "Can I please have some candy?"
James: "That's very nice, but how about 'Trick-or-treat'?"
Max: "Okay Daddy. Trick-or-treat".
He took to the whole thing immediately, thanking every person who gave him candy, and then reaching into the bowl to grab a few extra pieces. It was an absolute blast. Seeing his enjoyment of the evening; This is what being a parent is all about.
I tried out some new carving techniques this year, and while they took me MUCH longer than ever before, I was pretty thrilled with the results. How anyone carves a pumpkin without a Dremel tool is beyond me.
Kinda makes me wish I could carve pumpkins more frequently than just for Halloween....