Here’s our pre-trick or treat picture.
I had an extra fun experience last night that I thought I’d share. Since my hubby wasn’t thrilled about leaving Monday Night Football to go out candy-hunting, I joined up with a couple of other cool moms to take the kiddos out and about. My girlfriend has this funky old 6 passenger golf cart that we were going to use to cruise around the neighborhood. We probably should have walked (to burn off the extra candy calories we were about to consume) but she had it decorated all CUTE with flying ghosts and bat trim especially for the occasion.
Of course, my camera battery croaked 30 minutes after we left the house – and it WAS dark outside so pictures wouldn’t have come out that great anyway – or so I keep telling myself. 🙁 In actuality though, it might be better that there is NO photographic evidence of our shenanigans.
One of the many advantages of tooling around in a motorized vehicle for Halloween night is the radio! We had the tunes cranking while we waited on the street for our little monsters to be bestowed with all of that yummy candy that WE would soon be picking through. “Has anyone gotten a Twix yet?” C’mon, you know you pick your favorites out first!
But I digress….
The radio station went commercial-free and they were playing the most DANCEABLE songs!!! We turned it up really loud and started dancing around – in the street, on the sidewalk and in total stranger’s driveways and front yards! “Da, da, da, da, dancing in the dark!” I know for a FACT that we moms were having as much fun, if not MORE fun than the youngsters! It was, in fact, dark and we had on costumes – as if anyone knew us or cared anyway! That’s the beauty of getting older, you really stop caring what other people think!
Some of the grown-ups peered out at us curiously from the doorways (I told you the music was loud) but they seemed to find us amusing. We were in a quiet residential area so there were very few cars on the street. A few did pass – along with some missionaries on bikes – who clearly did not know what to think about us! As we admired their clever costumes, we realized that they really were missionaries – which sent us into fits of giggles! Ooops!
We didn’t let anything interupt our impromptu dance party – not even when they played “Monster Mash” – it’s so cliche, you HAVE to dance, right? We just smiled and waved to the passers-by as we grooved down the street! We were like our own little Mardi Gras parade! It was honestly the most FUN that I’ve had trick-or-treating since I was a kid myself. And I know that it wasn’t really the music, or the candy, or the costumes, it was just because I was sharing it with my girlfriends. Happy Halloween, indeed!