Toddler Rules for Halloween:
1. You will wear the costume I bought you. I don't care if you loved it last week and hate it this week. You'll love it and you'll wear it.
2. You cannot eat the candy in the bowl to pass out to trick-or-treaters (until after Halloween). If you want candy, you have to go trick-or-treating.
3. You will not be carried. If your feet are tired, it's time to go home.
4. Your pumpkin will not be carried. If it's too heavy (aka full of candy loot) then it's time to go home.
5. You cannot eat spaghetti in your costume.
6. Bedtime is still bedtime, regardless of how much candy you've eaten.
Halloween has been a week long event, but really it started the night before with pumpkin carving. Billy got very excited about the prospect of getting to draw a face on a pumpkin and then cut it out. Just to be sure, I didn't cut open his pumpkin first, but he was gung ho and ready to chop up his pumpkin too. Above, he's using his toy knife to help me carve.
He had a special visitor on Halloween for trick-or-treating. PeePop!
PeePop walked around the neighborhood with us. Billy went dressed as Jake, from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. This guy:
At first he was timid about walking up to random houses and knocking. But halfway through the evening I was told (by him) to wait at the end of the walk with the other parents. Yep, I was sent to the parent corner. He could do it himself.
I did offer to carry his pumpkin up the hill, but he was not interested- his loot, he wasn't letting go. (Okay, PeePop was allowed to carry it for a little while, but not me).
Did he have fun?